• Extra equipment includes LED headlights and climate control
  • App-Connect now standard on all Passats
  • Plus, new petrol engine options open for order on Golf

Volkswagen is enhancing the specification of the award-winning Passat. Available to order in its updated guise from today, Friday 5 January, each of the five Passat trim levels gain new standard features inside and out.

LED headlights are now standard on the SE Business, GT and Alltrack trims and the Passat R-Line now features Premium LED headlights. LED headlights replace the previous halogen units, and include 12 separate LED daytime running lights that also perform the indicator function.

On the Passat R-Line, the Premium LED headlights feature dual U-shaped LED daytime running lights and dynamic curve lighting. Here, the lights swivel as the steering wheel is turned giving greater visibility of approaching corners and an early warning of potential hazards.

Every new Passat now comes with Volkswagens App-Connect system as standard. App-Connect enables the driver or a passenger to link their smartphone to the car via a USB cable. The screen of the phone is then mirrored onto the Passats infotainment touchscreen.

This enables the user to play music and playlists on the move. The car will also read out text messages and allow the user to dictate a reply. A wide variety of other apps are available, too, including Spotify and Skype. App-Connect works with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink which means it is compatible with the vast majority of mobile smartphones.

From today the upgraded Passat SE Business, R-Line and Alltrack models will feature heated front seats as standard. Already on the Passat GTs extensive equipment list, this means nearly every new Passat from now on will include this welcome addition.
SE Business models now feature 3Zone climate control. This means the driver and front passenger can set the temperature for their area of the car. There are separate controls for the rear passengers, too, and so the temperature of these three zones of the Passat can be individually controlled. 3Zone climate control was already standard on the Passat GT, R-Line and Alltrack models.

Another update for the Passat SE Business is the addition of a colour multi-function display. The multi-function computer gives the driver a variety of information about the status of their Passat.

The Passat SE Business gains the most enhancements and, in comparison to the previous model, has 1,955 worth of extra equipment. This contrasts to a small price increase to this trim of 550 RRP OTR, so the customer saving is 1,405.

R-Line models have a similarly high total customer benefit of 1,315, and on Passat Alltrack models the specification adjusted saving is 1,000. The Passat GT enhancements, including a small 200 increase in the OTR RRP, result in a customer saving of 705.

The price of the Passat S hasnt changed, and so it continues to start at 22,025 RRP OTR. The extra equipment on this model equates to a customer saving of 165.

The Passat won the prestigious European Car of the Year award when it was launched in 2015, and it continues to offer a high level of value for money. Every model includes, as a minimum, Volkswagens latest generation Composition Media infotainment system with an 8.0-inch colour touchscreen. This includes Bluetooth telephone and audio connection for two compatible smartphones, DAB digital radio, a CD player and an SD card reader.

Starting the range is the Passat S, which has 16-inch Aragon alloy wheels and chrome radiator louvres, while anti-lock brakes, disc brakes, and electric front and rear windows add to the equipment list. The Passat S also features power-assisted steering, an electronic handbrake with hill-hold function, and a Driver Alert system to monitor driver fatigue.
SE Business adds satellite navigation via Volkswagens Discover Navigation infotainment system, with branded points of interest, three route options (Fast, Short and Eco), and preloaded European map data. Adaptive Cruise Control takes the strain out of longer journeys and
Front Assist constantly monitors for potential collision risks. Parking sensors and electrically adjustable and foldable door mirrors further enhance the appeal.

Volkswagen Golf and Golf Estate


In 2017 Volkswagen significantly updated the Golf, its best-selling model to date, and the German manufacturer is starting the New Year with a further addition: the 130 PS BlueMotion version of the new 1.5-litre TSI EVO engine is now additionally available to order on Golf GT hatch and Golf Estate GT.

Focused on even better fuel economy, the 130 PS 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine features a full shut-down mode. When the car is cruising, all four cylinders can temporarily turn off. As soon as more power is needed, the engine restarts. The driver barely notices the process other than the illumination of a small light on the dash panel to show the engine is in Eco mode.

In the Golf hatch this new BlueMotion engine takes the car from a standing start to 62 mph in 8.8 seconds, whether the six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG automatic gearbox is selected. Top speed for each variation is also the same, at 130 mph. The 130 PS of peak power is reached between 5000 and 6000 rpm. On the Golf Estate, 0-62 mph takes 9.2 seconds and top speed is 131 mph.

This technologically advanced engine was already available in SE and SE Navigation models on both the Golf hatch and the Golf Estate. It continues to be available in its more powerful 150 PS guise on the Golf GT and R-Line hatch models, and Golf Estate GT. In the 150 PS version two of the four cylinders are able to shut down.

Volkswagen today also introduces a petrol engine to the latest Golf Alltrack for the first time. Previously available with a choice of 2.0-litre diesels with 150 PS or 184 PS, the model now features the option of a 1.8-litre TSI petrol engine with a peak power output of 180 PS.

Designed to tackle rough terrain as comfortably as the urban jungle, the Golf Alltrack is based on the Golf Estate. It has an increased ride height (approx. 30 mm higher than the Golf Estate) and off-road suspension. It also has unique styling, including anthracite wheel arch protection and matt-chrome effect side-sill and underbody protection. Inside, it is equipped with Active Info Display, a 12.3-inch TFT screen, in place of traditional instrumentation.

Equipped to tackle rugged ground, the Golf Alltrack is available as a 4MOTION all-wheel drive car. In the new 1.8-litre 180 PS petrol version the Alltrack reaches a top speed of 135 mph and sprints to 62 mph from a standstill in only 7.5 seconds. Peak power is 180 PS at 4500-6200 rpm.

For full details of the expanded range of Volkswagen cars, together with brochures and full pricing information, and to use the brands online configurator, please visit www.volkswagen.co.uk.

New trim/engine options now open for order, by model line:

Volkswagen Passat Estate

Model Engine Gearbox Doors Power CO₂ (g/km)* OTR RRP
S 1.4 TSI 6-spd man 5 125 PS 124 23,625
S 1.4 TSI 7-spd DSG 5 125 PS 117 25,225
S 1.4 TSI 6-spd man 5 150 PS 119 24,550
S 1.4 TSI 7-spd DSG 5 150 PS 119 26,170
S 1.6 TDI 6-spd man 5 120 PS 107 25,580
S 1.6 TDI 7-spd DSG 5 120 PS 104 27,180
S 2.0 TDI SCR 6-spd man 5 150 PS 112 26,725
S 2.0 TDI SCR 7-spd DSG 5 150 PS 114 28,325
BlueMotion 1.6 TDI SCR 6-spd man 5 120 PS 96 26,440
SE Business 1.4 TSI 6-spd man 5 125 PS 124 25,415
SE Business 1.4 TSI 7-spd DSG 5 125 PS 117 27,015
SE Business 1.4 TSI 6-spd man 5 150 PS 119 26,340
SE Business 1.4 TSI 7-spd DSG 5 150 PS 119 27,960
SE Business 1.6 TDI 6-spd man 5 120 PS 107 27,370
SE Business 1.6 TDI SCR 7-spd DSG 5 120 PS 104 28,970
SE Business 2.0 TDI SCR 6-spd man 5 150 PS 112 28,515
SE Business 2.0 TDI 7-spd DSG 5 150 PS 114 30,115
GT 1.4 TSI 6-spd man 5 125 PS 127 27,170
GT 1.4 TSI 7-spd DSG 5 125 PS 120 28,770
GT 1.4 TSI 6-spd man 5 150 PS 120 28,115
GT 1.4 TSI 7-spd DSG 5 150 PS 120 29,715
GT 1.8 TSI 7-spd DSG 5 180 PS 137 30,750
GT 2.0 TSI 6-spd DSG 5 220 PS 149 33,675
GT 1.6 TDI 6-spd man 5 120 PS 110 29,125
GT 1.6 TDI 7-spd DSG 5 120 PS 107 30,725
GT 2.0 TDI SCR 6-spd man 5 150 PS 115 30,270
GT 2.0 TDI SCR 7-spd DSG 5 150 PS 119 31,870
GT 2.0 TDI SCR 7-spd DSG 5 190 PS 122 33,220
GT 2.0 BiTDI SCR 4MOTION 7-spd DSG 5 240 PS 152 38,360
Alltrack 2.0 TDI SCR 4MOTION 7-spd DSG 5 190 PS 140 35,775
R-Line 1.4 TSI 6-spd man 5 125 PS 127 28,365
R-Line 1.4 TSI 7-spd DSG 5 125 PS 120 29,965
R-Line 1.4 TSI 6-spd man 5 150 PS 120 29,310
R-Line 1.4 TSI 7-spd DSG 5 150 PS 120 30,910
R-Line 1.8 TSI 7-spd DSG 5 180 PS 137 31,945
R-Line 2.0 TSI 6-spd DSG 5 220 PS 149 34,670
R-Line 2.0 TDI SCR 6-spd man 5 150 PS 115 31,465
R-Line 2.0 TDI SCR 7-spd DSG 5 150 PS 119 33,065
R-Line 2.0 TDI SCR 7-spd DSG 5 190 PS 122 34,415
R-Line 2.0 BiTDI SCR 4MOTION 7-spd DSG 5 240 PS 152 39,355
GTE 1.4 TSI PHEV 6-spd DSG 5 218 PS 40 36,530*
GTE Advance 1.4 TSI PHEV 6-spd DSG 5 218 PS 40 40,185*
*On the Road retail price including Government Plug-in Car Grant of 2,500

Volkswagen Passat saloon

Model Engine Gearbox Doors Power CO₂ (g/km)* OTR RRP
S 1.4 TSI 6-spd man 4 125 PS 123 22,025
S 1.4 TSI 7-spd DSG 4 125 PS 114 23,625
S 1.4 TSI 6-spd man 4 150 PS 115 22,950
S 1.4 TSI 7-spd DSG 4 150 PS 117 24,570
S 1.6 TDI 6-spd man 4 120 PS 105 23,980
S 1.6 TDI 7-spd DSG 4 120 PS 104 25,580
S 2.0 TDI SCR 6-spd man 4 150 PS 109 25,105
S 2.0 TDI SCR 7-spd DSG 4 150 PS 113 26,725
BlueMotion 1.6 TDI SCR 6-spd man 4 120 PS 95 24,840
SE Business 1.4 TSI 6-spd man 4 125 PS 123 23,815
SE Business 1.4 TSI 7-spd DSG 4 125 PS 114 25,415
SE Business 1.4 TSI 6-spd man 4 150 PS 115 24,740
SE Business 1.4 TSI 7-spd DSG 4 150 PS 117 26,360
SE Business 1.6 TDI 6-spd man 4 120 PS 105 25,770
SE Business 1.6 TDI SCR 7-spd DSG 4 120 PS 104 27,370
SE Business 2.0 TDI SCR 6-spd man 4 150 PS 109 26,895
SE Business 2.0 TDI 7-spd DSG 4 150 PS 113 28,515
GT 1.4 TSI 6-spd man 4 125 PS 126 25,570
GT 1.4 TSI 7-spd DSG 4 125 PS 117 27,170
GT 1.4 TSI 6-spd man 4 150 PS 116 26,515
GT 1.4 TSI 7-spd DSG 4 150 PS 118 28,115
GT 1.8 TSI 7-spd DSG 4 180 PS 136 29,150
GT 2.0 TSI 6-spd DSG 4 220 PS 146 32,075
GT 1.6 TDI 6-spd man 4 120 PS 109 27,525
GT 1.6 TDI 7-spd DSG 4 120 PS 107 29,125
GT 2.0 TDI SCR 6-spd man 4 150 PS 112 28,670
GT 2.0 TDI SCR 7-spd DSG 4 150 PS 118 30,270
GT 2.0 TDI SCR 7-spd DSG 4 190 PS 122 31,620
GT 2.0 BiTDI SCR 4MOTION 7-spd DSG 4 240 PS 150 36,460
R-Line 1.4 TSI 6-spd man 4 125 PS 126 26,765
R-Line 1.4 TSI 7-spd DSG 4 125 PS 117 28,365
R-Line 1.4 TSI 6-spd man 4 150 PS 116 27,710
R-Line 1.4 TSI 7-spd DSG 4 150 PS 118 29,310
R-Line 1.8 TSI 7-spd DSG 4 180 PS 136 30,345
R-Line 2.0 TSI 6-spd DSG 4 220 PS 146 33,070
R-Line 2.0 TDI SCR 6-spd man 4 150 PS 112 29,865
R-Line 2.0 TDI SCR 7-spd DSG 4 150 PS 118 31,465
R-Line 2.0 TDI SCR 7-spd DSG 4 190 PS 122 32,815
R-Line 2.0 BiTDI SCR 4MOTION 7-spd DSG 4 240 PS 150 37,455
GTE 1.4 TSI PHEV 6-spd DSG 4 218 PS 40 34,930*
GTE Advance 1.4 TSI PHEV 6-spd DSG 4 218 PS 40 38,585*
*On the Road retail price including Government Plug-in Car Grant of 2,500

Volkswagen Golf

Model
Engine
Gearbox Doors Power CO₂ (g/km)* OTR RRP
GT 1.5 TSI EVO BlueMotion 6-spd man 3 130 PS 113 23,435
GT 1.5 TSI EVO BlueMotion 6-spd man 5 130 PS 116 24,090
GT 1.5 TSI EVO BlueMotion 7-spd DSG 5 130 PS 113 25,505

Volkswagen Golf Estate

Model Engine Gearbox Doors Power CO₂ (g/km)* OTR RRP
GT 1.5 TSI EVO BlueMotion 6-spd man 5 130 PS 116 25,140
GT 1.5 TSI EVO BlueMotion 7-spd DSG 5 130 PS 113 26,555
Alltrack 1.8 TSI 6-spd DSG 5 180 PS 156 31,525

*Fuel consumption and CO₂ figures are obtained under standardised EU test conditions (Directive 93/116/EEC). This allows a direct comparison between different manufacturer models but may not represent the actual fuel consumption achieved in real world driving conditions. More information is available on the Volkswagen website at www.volkswagen.co.uk and at www.dft.gov.uk/vca