Order-taking starts for new VW Passat, priced from RM160K to RM199K

By CARSIFU | 10 November 2016

KUALA LUMPUR: Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia is now accepting pre-bookings for the new Passat B8.

With an estimated price range from RM160,000 to RM199,000.00, the flagship model is available in three variants – Trendline, Comfortline and Highline. It will be launched next week.

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 1.8L TSI turbocharged engine that is paired with an improved 7-speed direct shift gearbox (DSG).

First drive of VW Passat in Langkawi

This combination provides an output of 178hp, and a torque of 250Nm between 1,250rpm and 5,000rpm.

The Highline variant comes with an Active Info Display system, a full digital instrument cluster in place of the traditional instrumentation that is interactive and fully customisable. Such digital displays are slowly making their way into mainstream cars with the Peugeot 3008, for example, introducing it as standard across all variants.

The Highline also comes with Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC), Electronic Differential Lock (XDS) and Lane Assist.

The Highline and Comfortline variants are offered with Park Assist, which makes it possible for the car to park itself in any parallel or perpendicular parking space; and Easy Open – a keyless sensor controlled trunk that opens automatically by detecting the person’s foot.

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

The Passat is available during a special pre-booking weekend event on Nov 12 and 13 at Volkswagen showrooms nationwide.