The Passat. Car of the Year 2015.
What does it take to win the European 'Car of the Year' award, the most respected accolade for cars? As the Volkswagen Passat demonstrates, it's about excelling in design, innovation, safety and efficiency. Said the awards jury: "The completely new Passat is a car that sits comfortably between the premium and mainstream market segments. The Car of the Year 2015 winner is a typical Volkswagen in that it delivers quality and functionality in every aspect."
A touch of class.
The eighth-generation Passat doesn't just look eye-catching, it has also won the Red Dot Design Award - a prestigious international prize for good design. The spacious interior is another highlight among sedans in this segment, easily matching that of a luxury car in terms of fit and finish. On the move, the Passat is extremely quiet and comfortable, yet offers quick acceleration and effortless cruising, thanks to the combination of a powerful TSI engine and efficient DSG gearbox.
The Passat looks and feels like a limousine, and it certainly has the high-tech connectivity features to match. A built-in touchscreen infotainment system comes as standard and some models allow you to seamlessly integrate apps from your Apple iOS or Google Android smartphone, so you can use them safely on the move. The Passat is smart in other ways as well - for example the Park Assist system allows for hand-free parking, while the Easy Open feature gives you convenient access to the boot when your hands are full.