Dynamically elegant VW Passat

If you are looking for stunning VW cars, look no further than the VW Passat. Elegant, dynamic and powerful, the all new Passat turns heads. The Passat is renowned for its sophistication and the eighth generation model continues this legacy. From its eye-catching exterior to its luxurious interior, the VW Passat for sale exudes exclusivity.

Volkswagen has a reputation for excellence and the Passat is no exception. In recognition of the Passat’s superiority it was awarded the title of European Car of the Year 2015. In South Africa, you can choose between the Luxury or Executive variations. The price of the Luxury Passat starts at R468 200.

Exterior design and features of the VW Passat

The Volkswagen Passat is designed to captivate your attention. From the moment that you set eyes on this luxury vehicle its exclusivity and sophistication are apparent. Its modern style and striking silhouette give the Passat a bold stance on the road. LED headlamps provide excellent visibility while accentuating the elegant exterior design of this model.

The LED headlamps have independent daytime running lights. Front fog lights increase visibility during adverse weather conditions. The Luxury Passat’s 16” alloy wheels add to its good looks while the Executive variation boasts 18” alloy wheels. The R-line Styling Package accentuates the attractive exterior design of the Passat. This package includes a front grille as well as bumpers and side skirts.

vw passat side view

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The Passat’s luxurious interior and outstanding features

While the exterior of the VW Passat sets high expectations, you won’t be disappointed by its interior. Its welcoming ambiance creates the perfect environment for an enjoyable trip to your destination.

Whether you are going on holiday or buying groceries, there is plenty of room for luggage in the Passat. The boot of the Passat offer 519l of luggage space. The back seats can be folded to create extra room. The Volkswagen Passat is packed with comfort and convenience features. The 3-Zone Climatronic air-conditioner maintains a pleasant temperature inside the vehicle. With cruise control, the driver can sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.

volkswagen passat interior

Image Source: Volkswagen South Africa Website.

Another highlight of the VW Passat is its Driving Profile Selection and Eco function. Drive Profile Select makes it easy to customise your vehicle’s performance in accordance with your requirements. This feature makes it easy to switch between normal, comfortable and sporty modes. Other options include individual and sporty.

The advantage of the Eco function in these VW cars is that it decreases emissions while maximising the vehicle performance and conserving fuel. The Executive Passat boasts Adaptive Chassis control which also features Electronic Differential Lock.

While the interior of the Passat is exceptionally functional, it looks good too. Vienna leather seats enhance the sophisticated design of the Luxury variation. The Executive takes exclusivity to the next level with its Nappa leather seats.

For additional comfort the driver’s seat has lumbar support as well as heating. The Composition Media Radio features a 6.5” touch screen. Connectivity options include USB, SD card and Bluetooth.

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Safety is an important element of any vehicle. The VW Passat is packed with innovative technology to offer extra protection to the occupants of the vehicle. Safety is an inherent element of its design.

Safety features of this model include Multi-Collision Brakes as well as Electronic Park Brake with Auto-hold function. Parking in the city is made easier and safer with Park Distance Control.

Performance and specifications of the Volkswagen Passat

When it comes to performance the VW Passat is leagues ahead of the crowd. A highlight of the Volkswagen Passat is its Turbo Stratified Injection which boosts its performance. BlueMotion technology offers better fuel economy and decreased emissions without detracting from the vehicle’s performance.

Stop/Start technology means that you don’t waste money on using up extra fuel when you stop you are stopping and starting in traffic. Take a look at the following table to compare the specifications of the Luxury and Executive variations.

TSI 110kW Luxury DSGTSI 130kW Luxury DSGTSI 130kW Executive DSGTSI 162kW Executive DSG
Capacity1 395 cm³1 968 cm³1 968 cm³1 984 cm³
Output110 kW @ 5 000 – 6 000 rpm130 kW @ 3 600 – 4 000 rpm130 kW @ 3 600 – 4 000 rpm162 kW @ 4 500 – 6 200 rpm
Torque250 Nm @ 1 500 – 3 000 rpm350 Nm @ 1 500 – 3 500 rpm350 Nm @ 1 500 – 3 500 rpm350 Nm @ 1 500 – 4 400 rpm
Top Speed220 km/h228 km/h228 km/h246 km/h
Acceleration (0 – 100 km/h)8.4 seconds8.2 seconds8.2 seconds6.7 seconds
Combined cycle fuel consumption5.2 litres / 100 km5.0 litres / 100 km5.0 litres / 100 km6.2 litres / 100 km
VW Passat price starting at:R 468 200R 493 900R 522 400R 522 400

Now that you know more about the Passat, you can take one of these vehicles for a test drive to experience its performance for yourself. Ready to buy? Find great deals on a VW Passat for sale on Auto Mart now!

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