The Volkswagen Passat's classy minimalist exterior design, generous legroom, and a plush interior is a good option for those who want to travel in style without spending a fortune. We explore this German-engineered vehicle’s premium features that will make you want to drive this executive midsize sedan home.
2.0L TSI engine with 6-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG)
The Passat is equipped with a 2.0L TSI gasoline engine capable of producing 220 hp and 350 Nm of torque. Together with a 6-speed Dual Shift Gearbox (DSG), it gets fluid gearshifts and uninterrupted power. This combination gives a smooth ride without sacrificing performance.
Moreover, it also has Adaptive Chassis Control (DCC) which can be switched between Normal, Sporty, and Comfort modes to match personal driving styles.
With a push of a button, passengers can gaze at the stars or watch the clear blue sky while traveling with the Passat’s panoramic sunroof. This is the only executive midsize sedan under P3-million sold locally to have this feature as standard.
Comfort and Amenities
The Passat has Vienna leather seats with Alcantara inserts, which features 12-way adjustable electric ergoComfort driver seat with memory and massage function. On the other hand, the front passenger shares the same luxury sans the massage.
This sedan also comes with a 3-zone Climatronic air conditioning system. This allows passengers to set their own temperature preferences.
The plush interior is highlighted with an 8-inch Discover Pro touchscreen interface that’s packed with several entertainment modes and driving aids. It has voice control, Bluetooth and SD card connectivity, and mobile phone interface that both the driver and passengers can enjoy. Meanwhile, the screen also works the rear view camera and navigation system. All these interior features take comfort and ease of use to another level.
Active Info Display
The Active Info Display loads information and modes on the gauge cluster in a clear, organized manner - customizable using the integrated steering wheel controls. Setting it on Navigate Mode, the gauge cluster will show the car’s direction using a digital compass, outside temperature, and a map.
If the driver wants to monitor how much fuel is being used, switching to Fuel Consumption mode will show the remaining fuel and range. Lastly, the adaptive cruise control and lane assist can be controlled by setting it to Driving Assist Mode.
When the Active Info Display becomes too cluttered, it can be set to Classic Mode that only shows the tachometer and speedometer.
The Volkswagen Passat is priced at P2,253,000 for the Highline variant and P2,759,000 for the top-of-the-line Business Edition. With all these premium amenities, anyone who rides in one will definitely feel like a VIP without having to spend a fortune.