WATCH: A look at the facelifted Volkswagen Passat

Image: Newspress
Image: Newspress

Volkswagen has updated its popular Passat range.

The range benefits from new driver assistance systems including autonomous mode (with predictive cruise control), lane assist, emergency steering assist, trailer assist, and park assist.

It also boasts design tweaks such including new front and rear bumpers and a tweaked front grille.

'Travel Assist' is celebrating its world premiere in the Passat. Making a parallel debut with saloon and estate versions, the Passat will be the first Volkswagen that is capable of partially automated driving at any speed (0 to 210 km/h) with this new IQ.DRIVE system.

In addition, the new Passat will also be the first brand model worldwide with a capacitive steering wheel. This detects touch by the driver, providing an interactive interface to systems such as Travel Assist.

Another new feature in the Passat is 'Emergency Steering Assist', which increases safety when performing evasive manoeuvres by means of braking interventions. The new, interactive “IQ.LIGHT – LED matrix headlights” turn night into day – this is an innovative light technology that has been exclusively available for the current Touareg so far.

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