2015 VW Passat (B8) priced from 24,010 GBP in the UK

Article by Christian Andrei, on October 1, 2014

Dealers will start taking orders in the UK for the 2015 VW Passat (B8) saloon and estate on October 7 and the first deliveries will arrive in January. For diesel fans, the 2015 Passat will be available with a 1.6-liter engine with 120 hp and a more potent 2.0-liter TDI with 150 or 190 hp. The range-topping model will be powered by a 2.0-liter bi-turbo petrol engine with 240 hp bolted to a dual clutch DSG transmission and using a permanent 4Motion four-wheel drive.

The plug-in hybrid Passat GTE will be available in October 2015. For those who don’t know, the Passat GTE will be introduced tomorrow at the 2014 Paris Motor Show and uses a 1.4-liter TSI petrol engine with 156 hp (115 kW) combined with an electric motor developing 115 hp (85 kW) and 400 Nm (243 lb-ft) of torque.

The total output delivered by the hybrid system is 218 hp (160 kW), which permits the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in under 8 seconds, while top speed will be limited at 220 km/h or 137 mph. Fuel consumption is really impressive: just 2.0 l/100 km (combined) or 141 mpg. At launch, Volkswagen will offer the Passat B8 in five trim levels: S, SE, SE Business, GT and R-Line.

All trim levels arrive as standard with Post-Collision Braking System, while SE and above trims will offer Front Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Crash system, Driver Profile Selection, Ergo Comfort seats as well as front and rear parking sensors. The SE Business trim will be offered with Discover Navigation. Meanwhile, the GT trim gets heated Alcantara seats, three-zone climate control and 18-inch wheels, while R-Line adds a host of bespoke design features.

As an option, the 2015 Passat will be available with Car-Net “Guide and Inform”, an in-car connection to the internet via a smartphone Wi-fi hotspot, but also with Predictive Pedestrian Protection, a radar located behind the rear-view mirror that scans the area in front of the Passat and detects pedestrians, while exercising a full emergency stop if there is no braking intervention from the driver.

Moreover, VW offers the Traffic Jam Assist, a system that can brake, accelerate and steer automatically during stop-and-go traffic. Emergency Assist helps the driver keep the car in the lane and brakes automatically if there is a medical emergency situation, while Trailer Assist helps to manoeuvre trailers with ease as the system automatically steers with precision.

Later in 2015, the Passat B8 will get a new Active Info Display, which replaces the traditional instrument cluster with a 12.3-inch TFT display, and a head-up display.

Regarding the pricing, the 2015 Passat S 1.6 TDI saloon with a 6-speed manual transmission starts at 22,215 GBP, while the 2015 Passat SE using the same engine is priced at 23,310 GBP.

The 2015 Passat SE Business 1.6 TDI 6-speed manual costs 24,010 GBP, while the GT models is priced at 25,305. The 2015 Passat R-Line model using the 2.0 TDI engine with a 6-speed manual transmission costs 27,425 GBP. The most expensive model is the 2015 Passat R-Line using the 2.0-liter bi-turbo diesel engine bolted to a 7-speed DSG, which costs 35,505 GBP.

The 2015 Passat Estate starts at 23,745 GBP, while the most expensive model is the 2015 Passat Estate equipped with the 2.0-liter bi-turbo engine, which costs 37,035 GBP. [source: Volkswagen]

Press Release

PRICING ANNOUNCED FOR ALL-NEW, HIGH TECH VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT

Volkswagen Retailers in the UK will begin taking orders for the eighth generation Passat saloon and Estate models on 7 October, ahead of first UK deliveries in January, with prices starting from £22,215 (RRP OTR) for the entry-level saloon (see below for full details).

This all-new car brings a host of new technologies, comfort and convenience features and efficient engines to the Passat class, while its design, quality and style allow it to compete with premium rivals, at a competitive price.

Although the new car has a longer wheelbase than its predecessor and more interior space, it is up to 85 kg lighter, while EU6-compliant, more efficient engines mean fuel savings and carbon dioxide emissions reductions of up to 14 per cent.

Only diesel engines will be offered in the UK at launch, ranging in power from a 1.6-litre 120 PS, through two 2.0-litre units with 150 or 190 PS, to a range-topping 2.0-litre bi-turbo with 240 PS, DSG gearbox and 4MOTION four-wheel drive. A plug-in hybrid GTE version with a 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine and electric motor will follow in October 2015.

At launch, five trim levels will be offered: S, SE, SE Business, GT and R-Line. All will offer a high level of standard features with highlights including Post-Collision Braking System and mis-fuelling prevention on all; Front Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Crash system, Driver Profile Selection, Ergo Comfort seats and front and rear parking sensors on SE and above; and Discover Navigation on the SE Business which is aimed at fleet drivers. Luxurious heated Alcantara seats, three-zone climate control and 18-inch wheels are standard on GT, while the range-topping R-Line adds a host of bespoke design features.

A frugal BlueMotion with a 1.6-litre engine returning 78 mpg and just 95 g/km of CO2 will join the range in June 2015, while an Alltrack version of the Estate is due in July.

A number of new optional features will also be available including:

  • Car-Net “Guide and Inform”: in-car connection to the internet via a smartphone Wi-fi hotspot, allowing key information such as online traffic data, news and weather to be accessed via the Passat’s colour touchscreen infotainment system.
  • Predictive Pedestrian Protection: a radar behind the rear-view mirror scans the area in front of the Passat and detects pedestrians, exercising a full emergency stop if there is no braking intervention from the driver.
  • Traffic Jam Assist: brakes, accelerates and steers automatically, easing the strain during stop-and-go traffic.
  • Emergency Assist: helps keep the car in the lane and brakes automatically to a full stop if there is a medical emergency situation.
  • Trailer Assist: helps to manoeuvre trailers with ease as the system automatically steers with precision. The driver is only required to accelerate and brake.

Later in 2015 innovations such as an Active Info Display, which replaces the traditional instrument cluster with a fully configurable interactive 12.3-inch TFT display, and a head up display will also become available.

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