Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) is now accepting pre-bookings for its flagship model, the all-new Volkswagen Passat.

Introduced in late September, the new Passat incorporates VW’s fresh Design DNA with elegant lines and redefined aerodynamics. The overall exterior is accentuated by a new front fascia with bumper grille and the rear bumper’s tail lights. Additional updates for the new Jetta include front bi-Xenons with LED DRLs and automatic activation, headlight washer system, exterior mirror with environment lighting, 17-inch “Queensland” alloy wheels, chrome grilles, front and rear fog lights and LED rearlights.

With an estimated price range from RM160,000 to RM199,000.00, the new Volkswagen Passat is available in three model variants; Trendline, Comfortline and Highline.

The Highline comes with 2.0L TSI turbocharged engine and a 6-speed direct shift gearbox (DSG), delivering an impressive output of 220PS and 350Nm of torque from 1,500rpm to 4,400rpm.

Under the hood of the Trendline and Comfortline is the 1.8-liter TSI turbocharged engine that is paired with an improved 7-speed direct shift gearbox (DSG). This combination provides an output of 180PS, and a torque of 250Nm between 1,250rpm to 5,000rpm.

One of the most innovative cars in its class, the Highline variant of new Passat comes with a cutting-edge Active Info Display system, a completely digital instrument cluster in place of the traditional instrumentation that is interactive and fully customizable.

The Highline also comes with key safety features such as Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC), Electronic Differential Lock (XDS) and Lane Assist. For added convenience, the Highline and Comfortline variants are offered with Park Assist, which makes it possible for the car to literally park itself in any parallel or perpendicular parking space; and Easy Open, a keyless sensor controlled trunk that opens automatically by detecting the driver’s foot.

The new Passat comes with a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty, and is available in seven colors: Pure White, Deep Black, Reflex Silver, Indium Grey, Crimson Red, Black Oak Brown and Harvard Blue.

Members of the public are invited to view the new Passat during a special pre-booking weekend event on 12 and 13 November, at Volkswagen showrooms nationwide.