With the 2014 Passat on the horizon, the Group is confident that the variant’s numbers would increase further. The 2014 Volkswagen Passat features the TSI engine and 7-speed DSG (Direct Shift Gearbox) like its smaller siblings; the Golf and Polo.
The Passat offers drivers enhanced connectivity, safety and comfort features. In terms of connectivity, the integrated multimedia unit now encompasses Bluetooth, telephony, audio streaming and hands-free communication. Comfort-wise, there’s a 12-way adjustable electric front seats with memory for the driver’s seat and ample legroom for the rear occupants.
On the car’s security front, the Passat is now improved with anti-theft alarm system with electronic immobilizer offering maximum protection against vehicle theft. Another notable enhanced feature is the sedan’s electric folding exterior mirrors.
Equipped with a 1.8-liter TSI 160PS turbocharged direct petrol injection 4-cylinder engine, the Passat produces maximum torque of 250Nm kicking in from a low 1500rpm all the way to 4200rpm. This efficient engine is mated to a 7-speed DSG, enabling this sedan to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 8.5 seconds; and is capable in reaching a top speed of 220km/h. The combination of the TSI and DSG places the Passat at the forefront of Volkswagen’s fuel efficiency, returning a frugal 7.0l/100km on the combined cycle or 14.3 km per liter.
The Passat is available in 6 color choices: Candy White, Light Brown, Reflex Silver, Deep Black, Black Oak Brown and Icelandic Grey. Price tag for the Passat is RM 169,888, plus a 5-year warranty which is subjected to VWGM’s terms and condition.