VW Passat Refreshed

Originally Published: July 2019
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Popular model receives new tech and autonomous abilities

Volkswagen are due to reveal the updated Passat at the Geneva Motor Show with an influx of tech, partially automated driving and an increased electric range for the GTE model.

Travel Assist will make a world premiere in the Passat, both in the estate and saloon models, and will bring enhanced driver aids with partial automated driving up to speed of 130mph. These will include steering assistance in emergencies, and it will also include clever IQ.Light headlights previously exclusive to the Touareg SUV.

The Passat will also be the first VW model to incorporate the Apple CarPlay mobile phone integration system, and the infotainment system will also provide an internet connection for occupants, thanks to the new MIB3 system that also allows your phone to function as a key to both open and start the engine in the updated Passat. Linked closely with the digital cockpit, MIB3 can be controlled in part from the controls on the steering wheel.

On the hybrid GTE model, the isolated electric drive mode has an increased range of up to 34 miles.

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