Volkswagen’s new Passat model will be part of a U.K. nationwide tour that will start on Jan. 24 in Aylesbury. The British division of Volkswagen said that the 50-day road show will demonstrate to small businesses and fleets at business parks throughout the country how the seventh generation Passat will operate as a company car within their business.
Complimentary refreshments will be provided to visitors who will get the chance to explore the new Passat. Potential customers will be able to talk to trained Volkswagen representatives about the details of the contract hire and finance packages available, as well as get information on company car tax and BiK implications.
In a statement, Volkswagen said that the new elegant Passat can be specified to feature air-conditioned seats and Automatic Distance Control (ADC) that automatically slows the car to a stop if it encounters traffic.
The new Passat can also be fitted with an automatic fatigue detection system that checks the driver’s inputs and if required, audible and visual warnings are given to suggest a break.
When it comes to performance, 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 (4.3 l/100km) and CO2 emissions of 114 g/km.
In addition, the new BlueMotion model that’s expected to go on sale in mid-2011 returns about 68.8 mpg (4.1l/100km) and has a CO2 emissions rating of only 109 g/km. The new Passat started selling earlier this month with a starting price of £18,875 for the saloon and £20,175 for the estate.