Pricing details in the UK have been released for Volkswagen’s 2011 Passat model, which is set to start selling this week. Recently introduced at the Paris Motor Show, the facelifted Passat is offered in three equipment levels: S, SE and Sport.
Added features for the new Passat over the pre-revamp model include an iPod interface and leather multifunction steering wheel for the S model.
The SE trim level boasts a set of features that include an eight-speaker digital radio, Bluetooth connectivity and the new driver fatigue detection system. The range-topping new Sport model comes with the RNS 315 touchscreen satellite navigation.
For safety, the Passat range offers the following as standard equipment: six airbags, ABS (anti-lock braking system), ESP (Electronic Stabilization Program) and WOKS (whiplash-optimized head restraints). The saloon version of the 2011 Volkswagen Passat has a starting price of GBP18,470 while the Estate version is priced from GBP19,745.
All versions of the 2011 Volkswagen Passat will come, as standard, with six airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS) and Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP). All Passats also come with whiplash-optimized head restraints (WOKS) as standard. Likewise, the new 2011 VW Passat should prove to be the quietest model to date, thanks to the thicker glass on the side windows.
Likewise, noise transmission is further reduced by a thin plastic film crammed between two layers of the windscreen glass. Also, the new VW Passat features a front bulkhead that integrates increased sound deadening. Working with the latest generation of VW's common rail diesel and TSI petrol engines, the noise that might enter the cabin of the vehicle is further reduced.
VW expects the SE 2.0-litre TDI 140 PS to be the best-selling model among all Passat versions. VW also expects the Estate variant to account for 53 percent of total sales volume. This would mark the first time that that Estate version would outsell the saloon variant.