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VW opens orders for updated Passat

10 Jul 2019

The fully updated Volkswagen Passat is now available to buy.

Volkswagen has unveiled the updates to its hugely popular Passat, the best-selling mid-size car model in the world.

Available to order from this week for delivery in August, the eight generation model benefits from the latest connectivity, engine technologies and driver assist and is sure to appeal to anyone who wants a reliable and practical vehicle for work or play.

The new model will be offered in a range of trims: SE, SEL and R-Line, with a limited edition Estate-only R-Line Edition to follow later this year.

As standard, all vehicles will be fitted with all-LED headlights and running lights to perform the indicator function, as well as LED technology in the rear lights.

For the first time, the new Passat will also be fitted with Travel Assist as standard, a system that allows the car to be driven at up to 130mph in a partially automated mode using the latest version of Adaptive Cruise Control.

The car is able to adjust its speed, recognise kerbs and verges, and slow for junctions or corners, led by information from road signs and GPS.

In the SE trim, the Passat is identifiable by 17-inch Istanbul alloy wheels and a wireless app connect facility, meaning drivers can link their phone up to the vehicle's infotaintment system seamlessly.

In the SEL, the Passat has Nivelle alloy wheels, Vienna leather seats, a navigation system and voice control, while the R-Line brings Monterrey alloy wheels, sports suspension and Nappa leather front sport seats.

Finally, the R-Line Edition Estate features lightweight wheels, Dynamic Chassis Control and IQ.Light LED matrix headlights, also with a Discover navigation system.

As part of the update, two new Passat colours are available: Bottle Green and Aurora Gold.

Volkswagen UK spokesperson Joe Laurence said: "The Passat is a staple in the Volkswagen range, and continues to be popular with those wanting a genuine all-rounder, capable of hugely comfortable long-distance driving."

The Passat made its debut in 1973 and is the longest continuing name plate in the Volkswagen passenger car range.