The new Volkswagen Passat is now available to order from Tower Park-based motor dealership Breeze Volkswagen, with first deliveries expected in January.
With prices starting from £22,215 for the entry-level saloon, it brings a host of new technologies to the fore, as well as efficient engines and comfort features.
John Corderoy, managing director at Breeze Volkswagen, says: “We’re delighted to have the latest Passat at Breeze Volkswagen. It is an exciting, innovative new model and this, combined with its design, quality and style, means it’s a real competitor to premium rivals and at a great price.”
The new eighth generation model has a longer wheelbase than its predecessor and more interior space, it is up to 85 kg lighter, while EU6-compliant, efficient engines mean fuel savings and carbon dioxide emissions reductions of up to 14 per cent.
Only diesel engines are currently being offered in the UK, ranging in power from a 1.6-litre 120 PS, through two 2.0-litre units with 150 or 190 PS, to a range-topping 2.0-litre bi-turbo with 240 PS, DSG gearbox and 4MOTION four-wheel drive. A plug-in hybrid GTE version with a 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine and electric motor will follow in October 2015.
Five trim levels are available: S, SE, SE Business, GT and R-Line. All offer a high level of standard features with highlights including Post-Collision Braking System and mis-fuelling prevention on all; Front Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Crash system, Driver Profile Selection, Ergo Comfort seats and front and rear parking sensors on SE and above; and Discover Navigation on the SE Business which is aimed at fleet drivers. Luxurious heated Alcantara seats, three-zone climate control and 18-inch wheels are standard on the GT, while the range-topping R-Line adds a host of bespoke design features.
A frugal BlueMotion with a 1.6-litre engine returning 78 mpg and just 95 g/km of CO2 will join the range in June 2015, while an Alltrack version of the Estate is due in July.
A number of new optional features will also be available including Car-Net ‘Guide and Inform’, Predictive Pedestrian Protection, Traffic Jam Assist, Emergency Assist and Trailer assist:
For further information, please contact Breeze Volkswagen on 01202 713000 or www.breeze-volkswagen.co.uk.