Design Discerning requirements turned into reality: the design of the Volkswagen Passat exudes elegance and dynamism.
Self-assured presence with sporty, elegant lines.
The Passat demonstrates at first glance just how aesthetically consistent functionality can be implemented. The front comes across as broad and powerful, with air intakes placed towards the outside and a high-sheen chrome radiator grille, which takes in the headlights in a single line. The long, lowered bonnet, the short overhangs and the long wheelbase lend it stylish elegance. The front windscreen which has been moved backwards and contributes to the flowing silhouette reinforces this impression. Agility and dynamic poise are convincingly revealed in the large wheels, the striking side line and the pronounced shoulder.
The expressive and contemporary design of the Passat has been recognised with one of the most prestigious design awards: the iF International Forum Design GmbH bestowed the iF gold award 2015 in the 'Product' discipline on the Passat.
Excellent visibility with excellent design.
The LED headlights provide an impressive light signature. They also deliver a higher light output than conventional halogen lamps. LED headlights boast a large volume of light, long service life, a light spectrum similar to daylight and lower energy consumption. Cornering lights and LED daytime running lights are available as well. But what makes the LED headlights on the new Passat outstanding is their design: it lends the Passat a dynamic, hallmark brand light signature. The innovative night-time design of the contemporary rear lights with LED technology changes when braking. In addition to providing more effective signalling, one thing in particular comes into play: it is a design feature which makes the Passat unique.
The wheels shape the overall look.
A wide range of sporty and stylish alloy wheels accentuates the attractive design of the new Passat.
From the 17-inch 'London' alloy wheel on the Passat Comfortline to the 18-inch 'Monterey' alloy wheel fitted as standard on the Passat R-Line, all the designs are perfectly matched to the car's proportions.
Expectations are there to be exceeded.
The overall aesthetic concept of the Passat is seamlessly continued in the interior, too. A pleasant atmosphere was created thanks to a modern architecture - and a sense of spaciousness that you would tend to associate with a luxury-class vehicle. The high-quality materials and the design clarity will excite you just as much as the generous legroom, which is especially striking in the rear.
The innovative band of air vents, which covers the length of the entire dashboard, is brand-new. It replaces the conventional air vents on the side and in the centre. Decorative and functional at the same time, it stands out with chrome louvres and positively influences the interior climate. The large air vent surface also has a positive impact on acoustics. The dashboard is supported by a dynamically styled centre console, which has been ergonomically optimised for quick, intuitive operation.
Create a comfortable atmosphere with light.
The ambient lighting system gives the cabin a unique feel at night. It noticeably upgrades the interior and makes it easier to find your way around in the dark. The ambient light extends below the air vent and the trim strip as an extremely flat, fine light strip across the entire width of the cockpit and flows into the strips on the door trims. The package is enhanced with the LED entry and warning lights in all the doors.
Comfort Do a lot of miles? Others will envy you: thanks to high-quality materials, the well thought-out interior design and innovative new developments, you will enjoy every journey in your Passat.
Driving profile selection
Make your mark.
The driving profile selector allows you to influence the drivetrain, steering and transmission of your Passat. That way you can tune it to your personal driving style. If you want a sportier style on the road, for instance to overtake, or to rise to the challenge of a winding road, switch from Normal mode to Sport. If you want to drive as economically as possible, then select the Eco driving profile. The Individual mode allows you to combine and store the individual settings according to your preferences. The function also takes into account your preferred settings for the air conditioning and headlights. The driving profile selector is fitted as standard to the Passat 2.0 TSI Exclusiveline and R-Line.
In tune with your needs.
The 'Climatronic' air conditioning system with three-zone temperature control enables the driver and front passenger as well as the passengers on the rear seats to set their own feel-good temperature independently of each other. Additional controls in the rear allow the rear passengers to regulate airflow and distribution. The indirect ventilation mode in the front ensures minimal draughts as the air flows through. If reverse is engaged or the windscreen wipers turned on, 'Climatronic' automatically switches to recirculation mode. Unpleasant odours are therefore kept at bay.
Sit more comfortably.
The Passat comes with comfortable, back-friendly seats - thanks to ergoComfort (available on the Passat 1.8 TSI Comfortline, Passat 1.8 TSI Highline, and Passat 2.0 TSI R-Line). This seat provides a vast array of adjustment options, allowing you to adopt an ergonomically supported seating position and thus take the strain off your spinal column.
The seat has 14-way electrical adjustment with a memory and massage function for the driver.
Leather upholstery and trim
Feeling good is a product of the senses.
The stylish 'Nappa' leather upholstery and trim attests to refined taste. The centre armrest surfaces, seat centre panels and insides of the seat bolsters are made out of a high-quality material whose smooth surface comes in an ultra-fine grain finish.
Safety You appreciate dynamism because you want to make progress. The Passat ensures you can feel safe in the process.
Fatigue detection system
Reminds you to take a break if need be.
The Passat comes equipped with the fatigue detection system as standard. If the driver's steering pattern deviates from the focused, gentle back-and-forth movements of an attentive driving style, a warning signal will sound. At the same time, a message will appear in the instrument cluster recommending the driver to take a break.
Prevent follow-on collisions intelligently.
The standard multi-collision brake can limit the damage with a rear-end collision. In many cases there is actually a second collision following the initial accident. The system can detect an accident and respond faster than the driver could. Within system limits, it initiates braking in order to prevent the vehicle from getting involved in further collisions. The driver can intervene and regain control of the car at any time.
Infotainment The innovative infotainment systems in the Passat ensure you reach your destination feeling relaxed.
A journey through an auditory experience.
Conveniently access music from CD or SD card. Alternatively, connect your smartphone or your MP3 player via the AUX-IN multimedia socket. The surround sound from eight speakers will impress you in any case.
The 'Composition Media' radio also comes with a twin tuner, ensuring outstanding reception in all conditions. Its 6.5-inch touchscreen boasts outstanding resolution (WVGA); the proximity sensor makes it very easy to operate. The radio also comes with a wide range of connections options thanks to a USB interface and Bluetooth connection.
Navigate with new options.
The 'Discover Pro' navigation system comes with a fast processor and high-resolution screen. It features connection options via AUX-IN and USB, telephony via a Bluetooth connection and offers the benefits of an excellent sound system, such as optimised radio reception, CD drive and SD card slots. The system is operated via the colour touchscreen or using voice control. The screen on the 'Discover Pro' will surprise you with the new 'rubber band' function. It enables the displayed route to be moved using a finger, thereby allowing you to find alternative routes very quickly.
The perfect connection
You can output music and audio books from virtually any audio player to the speakers in the Passat. The standard AUX-IN multimedia socket makes it possible, for instance, to connect an MP3 player via the headphone socket with a standard jack to the infotainment system. Operation is via the connected device.
The 'Discover Pro' system is fitted with Bluetooth audio streaming. Thus you can connect your Bluetooth-enabled mobile device wirelessly to the sound system.
Surrounded by high-end sound.
Experience a consummate high-end listening experience with DYNAUDIO, one of the most successful manufacturers of high-end speakers. Musicians, sound engineers and sound aficionados have been relying on the Danish brand since 1977. They appreciate the natural sound reproduction, which enables the music to be heard close to the original - just as it was recorded.
The 'DYNAUDIO Confidence' sound system, which is precisely tuned to the interior, boasts 12 speakers including a centre speaker and subwoofer as well as a total output of 700 watts, delivering an extraordinary listening experience. It produces its highly distinctive sound thanks to the 12-channel digital amplifier. The system is fitted as standard on the Passat 2.0 TSI Exclusiveline.
Connectivity The Passat connects people by bridging distances. But thanks to its infotainment technology it will keep you in touch while you are on the move too.
From the smartphone to the radio display.
The App-Connect function makes it possible for you to easily connect your smart phone with the car's infotainment system, and operate selected apps via the touch screen. Link your Android or iOS smartphone to the Passat with the innovative App-Connect feature, standard on the Discover Pro infotainment system. App-Connect allows you to bring smartphone apps onto the car's touchscreen via Apple CarPlay and Google's Android Auto.
Operating the 'Discover Pro' navigation system using voice control is much easier since you no longer have to look at the screen. Entering data using the 'one-shot destination' function is child's play: here you simply need to state the address of your destination or the name from a connected telephone; you control the two other systems via a dialogue.
Servicing and warranty Every Volkswagen model comes with the following coverage.
All Volkswagen models come with a 3-year free service maintenance package:
- 15,000 km or 1 year (whichever comes first)
- 30,000 km or 2 years (whichever comes first)
- 45,000 km or 3 years (whichever comes first)
Vehicles purchased after 1st April 2017 come with comprehensive warranty coverage of up to 5 years or 100,000km mileage (whichever comes first). For more warranty information, please click here.