UK pricing for 2011 Vw Passat released

Article by Christian A., on October 19, 2010

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.

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PRICES REVEALED FOR NEW PASSAT AHEAD OF JANUARY LAUNCH

Prices for the seventh generation Volkswagen Passat have been revealed and customers will be able to order one from tomorrow. The new car will cost from £18,470 (RRP on the road) for the saloon and £19,745 for the Estate.

Unveiled at the Paris Motor Show last month, the Passat takes on not only a fresh appearance both inside and out with every panel and glass surface apart from the roof being new, but also adopts the latest technologies and efficiency measures to make it among the most advanced and economical cars in its class.

Every diesel engine is now badged as a BlueMotion Technology product and is equipped with battery regeneration and Stop/Start systems as standard. The result is that the entry-level 1.6-litre TDI 105 PS is capable of exceeding the economy of the outgoing BlueMotion model with a combined economy of 65.7 mpg and CO2 emissions of 114 g/km. In turn, the new BlueMotion model, due to go on sale in early 2011, will return 68.8 mpg and emit 109 g/km of CO2.

Upgraded common rail diesel engines and gearboxes also feature, with a six-speed manual gearbox being fitted to the 1.6-litre TDI 105 PS engine for the first time.

Three trim levels will be available: S, SE and Sport. Additional equipment added to the new Passat over the outgoing model includes an iPod interface and leather multifunction steering wheel for the S model. The SE trim level gains an eight-speaker digital radio, Bluetooth connectivity and the new driver fatigue detection system; while at the top of the range the new Sport model gains RNS 315 touchscreen satellite navigation.

All Passats will be fitted with six airbags, ABS (anti-lock braking system), ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme) and WOKS (whiplash-optimised head restraints) as standard.

In addition, the new Passat promises to be the quietest and most refined iteration yet. Thicker glass is fitted to the side windows while the windscreen features a thin plastic film sandwiched between two layers of the glass to help reduce noise transmission. The front bulkhead incorporates increased sound deadening which, combined with the latest generation of common rail diesel and TSI petrol engines, aims to cut the engine noise entering the interior of the new Passat.

The best-selling version of the new Passat is forecast to be the SE 2.0-litre TDI 140 PS model; the Estate is expected to out-sell the saloon for the first time – accounting for around 53 per cent of total volume.

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