Test drive of the Volkswagen Passat Executive Style 1.4 TSI


Test drive of the Volkswagen Passat Executive Style 1.4 TSI
Volkswagen is all set to bid adieu to the sixth generation Passat, which has been in the market since last nine years and has also gone through a facelift. The automaker now plans to unveil its replacement. However, let us just look at the expired model, which still is worth a look.

The sixth generation Passat got its facelift in 2010 and it was done very effectively. The facelift updated the saloon in a way matching it with the range of the latest cars, that it can still give competition to the current models in many ways. For instance, the engines of the six generation Passat are still competitive. The car presents good luggage space and nice interiors. In fact, the design and feel of the cabin is also not outdated yet. Overall, the sixth generation Passat can still be regarded as a good package.

At the top of the concluding model range include a pair of Executive models. Among the two, the Executive Style version was sportier as it is equipped with LED-lined headlamps, bodykit, and split-spoke wheels. The Executive models are available with most engine range. However, the 1.4-liter 158bhp TSI turbo petrol engine is regarded as the best options. This option comes at just £440 more than the 1.6 TDI and £2,105 less than the 2.0-liter TDI.

This is for the first time that Volkswagen used such small engine to the Passat. Though the tiny size of the engine may seem unlikely for a large saloon, but you can’t doubt the pleasure this powertrain has to offer. The car offers 62mph in 8.5 seconds with peak torque available at 1,500 rpm.

Though diesel is still a great choice in terms of fuel, but the claimed 45.6mpg of Volkswagen for the petrol is great. It is a fact that the market for a sporty Passat is limited, but the Executive Style 1.4 TSI is standing out as a good looks and sensible car.

Though the market is complete with many new and upcoming models, but the outgoing model still has much in its list of advantages.

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