New Passat range priced ahead of January launch; three petrol and three diesel engines offered

Volkswagen’s new Passat saloon will cost from £18,470, the company has confirmed.

Estate models will cost from £19,745; the order books for the new models, revealed at the Paris motor show last month, open from tomorrow ahead of the first cars being delivered in January.

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Buyers can choose from three petrol engines and three diesels, including a 104bhp 1.6 TDI unit with 65.7mpg and 114g/km CO2 emissions. Transmission options include a six-speed manual, six- or seven-speed DSGs and a six-speed automatic.

All diesel models get stop-start and an energy recuperation system as standard. A 68.8mpg, 109g/km Bluemotion model will join the saloon range early next year.

Read the full story of the new VW Passat, plus see Paris show pics

Three trim levels are offered: S, SE and Sport. All models get an iPod interface, six airbags, ESP, a leather multifunction steering wheel and increased sound deadening as standard. SE models get an eight-speaker digital radio, a driver fatigue detection system and Bluetooth connectivity, while Sport models get a new touchscreen sat-nav system.

The best seller is expected to be the 138bhp 2.0 TDI model in SE trim, priced from £21,562.40. For the first time, estate models are expected to outsell saloons by 53 per cent to 47.

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18 October 2010

They did'nt try very hard.

18 October 2010

Shame the SE has less equipment than the Highline it replaces which featured full leather upholstery.

18 October 2010

isn't the highline always a very well specced run out model in each range though?

18 October 2010

[quote rodenal]isn't the highline always a very well specced run out model in each range though?[/quote] Well its been on sale for more than 2-years so I don't know if you can really call it a run-out model if its been on the market for that length. Think that's longer than they offered the old SE for.

18 October 2010

In Spain the trims are (were?) Conceptline, Trendline, and Sportline or Highline - the last two approx. equal in cost but slightly different options included.

18 October 2010

I thought that highline was introduced to try and boost flagging sales, with a load of extra equipment thrown in. Its hard to tell with VW, though, as the Match trim level used to be introduced as a run out trim, but now seems to feature earlier and earlier in a models life cycle.

This Passat doesn't really look like a VW to me. Sure, it has a version of the current front end style, but it looks more like something from an up and coming manufacturer, a bit clumsy somehow.

18 October 2010

[quote catnip]This Passat doesn't really look like a VW to me. [/quote] It looks too much like a VW to me! No longer has any individuality, its now just a Phaeton - 25% or New Jetta + 25%. They are going Audi style and making the entire range look exactly the same.

18 October 2010

They have made a good looking car quite ugly.It seems to be the VW norm now

18 October 2010

[quote catnip]This Passat doesn't really look like a VW to me. [/quote] You are being sarcastic, right?

19 October 2010

[quote KArkhon][quote catnip]This Passat doesn't really look like a VW to me. [/quote] You are being sarcastic, right?[/quote]

Nope, not with all those chrome slats across the front...


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