Welcome to 2011, and we kick off the New Year by introducing the new Passat Estate – Volkswagen’s elegant upgrade. There are no major changes to this car, but slight exterior and interior upgrades make this the perfect family vehicle, now boasting the Bluemotion badge to let you know that it is energy efficient with the revolutionary stop start regenerative braking technology.
The Passat Estate has been smoothed and given a sleek design with a sharper front end and creased bodywork. The interior now offers a softer feel with small touches of aluminum for some style. There is also an increase in space with over 600 liters of room with the seats up, and once the rear seats have been folded down, there is just over 1,700 liters available to you.
Even though it is a larger, family size car, it accelerates briskly and takes twisty roads like a pro, with comfortable 6 speed gear cruising on highways, and easy city driving. It also features some advanced sound deadening so that it is extremely quiet even at high revs. All in all, a great car for the entire family to use in all kinds of environments.