All versions of Passat saloon and estate models now come as standard with Volkswagen’s App Connect smartphone linking technology, which features Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink.
SE Business, GT and Alltrack trims also get LED headlights as standard, alongside LED daytime running lights that flash orange when the indicator is on.
SE Business, R-Line and Alltrack join GT as trims that get heated front seats as standard. SE Business gets three-zone climate control, too, allowing the driver, front passenger and rear occupants to set their own temperatures. There’s also a colour multi-function display in the instrument cluster.
Of all the trim levels, SE Business – popular with fleet buyers – receives the largest amount of new standard kit. That model now commands £25,415, which is a price increase of £550, but it comes with £1,955 worth of extra equipment.