The new Volkswagen Passat 2021%> model, officially launched at the Paris motor show, is the eighth-generation of this model, showing just how enduring and successful the design is. It is definitely a noticeable step ahead of previous iterations, showing Volkswagen’s ambitions to compete with premium car manufacturers. Designed to appeal to a more up-market motorist than previous generations, the 2021 model is lighter, more efficient and stylish than before.
The new Passat comes in a range of versions to suit different customers’ needs and budgets. The relatively economical 1.6 TDI S model starts at just over £25k while the premium, top-spec 2.0 SCR Bi-turbo engine in R-Line spec costs upwards of £35k, so VW Passat lease prices cover a wide spectrum and a car can be found for most budgets and tastes. Initially the Passat would compete with mass market offerings such as the Ford Mondeo, but customers have gradually moved either to family SUVs like the Nissan Qashqai, or into more premium offerings like the Audi A4 or the ubiquitous BMW 3 Series.
With a reputation for reliability and safety to uphold, Volkswagen appear to have delivered excellence yet again. The new Passat is for sale with numerous impressive and innovative safety features, such as Side Assist with Rear Traffic Alert, warning drivers of cars approaching on their blind spot. Another feature is Emergency Assist, which can safely bring the car to a stop in the event of the driver being injured or incapacitated, lowering the potential for further collisions.
Other technological features you’ll find in the new Passat saloon include Traffic Jam Assist, enabling drivers to relax in heavy traffic while the car automatically slows and accelerates up to a predetermined speed. Plus, parking difficulties will become history for drivers who take advantage of the Park Assist and 360 degree Area View function, which means the car can automatically park itself forwards into a designated space. Handy for tight spaces, or for those who find parking an issue. These features have been upgraded from previous models, and are some examples of the integration of radar and/or camera based technologies in the latest Volkswagen vehicles.
Initially only diesel versions of the new Passat were available in the UK, reportedly due to lower sales of the petrol versions of the seventh-generation model, but with the bad publicity, petrol models have swiftly been introduced. Generally, the diesel versions are more economical to run and had lower CO2 than their petrol counterparts, and it’s clear to see that the modern UK car buyer has these factors in mind when making their purchasing decisions.
With that in mind, the Volkswagen Passat is sure to tick more than a few boxes. For example, the new Passat 2.0 TDI boasts an enviable combined mpg, with emissions of just 106 g/km of CO2. The inclusion of BlueMotion technology provided in most current Volkswagen ranges gives the Passat its excellent fuel economy and reduced emissions.
The new Passat 5 door Estate is designed to suit families and large groups, and comes in either 1.4 petrol or 1.6 or 2.0 Litre diesel versions, with a choice between a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual clutch gearbox. The SE Nav spec version on the other hand offers features that will satisfy any fleet driver, including a built-in satellite navigation system for a £1000 premium. For an extra £1300, the R Line version includes heated seats, along with three-zone climate control and 18-inch alloy wheels for £1300 extra.
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