The Volkswagen Passat is one of the most recognizable large sedans in Malaysia since its debut in 2006. Local assembly then started in 2011, generating more following for the Passat. Following its home debut four months earlier, Volkswagen Malaysia has brought forth the Passat Elegance to the domestic market.
Fresh off the 8th-generation, the 2020 VW Passat has an updated interior and exterior, along with improved connectivity and newer lighting signatures.
What’s new for 2020
The VW Passat gets an assortment of updates for its customary product life cycle shift, namely at the front and rear. Highlights include a new lighting package, larger Passat alphabet at the rear and 18-inch wheels. The lighting package comprises all-LED headlights, front and rear sequential turn signals and a three-wing rear light.
Inside, the cabin can be described in one word, ‘Plush’. To make it current, VW added fresh door trims and a leather-wrapped steering with switches for that elegant sake. Then there’s ambient lighting with 30 colors to suit moods. The seats is made up of supple leather with the driver seat getting a 12-way adjustable electric seat. Other creature comforts are the 3-zone Climatronic air-conditioning, a power-operated roll up rear sunshades, and a big boot that fills 586 liters. Furthermore, the infotainment system has been upgraded as well, now comes with a wireless App-Connect, an 11.7“ high-resolution TFT digital cockpit and a 9.2” touchscreen on the center console.
New transmission for the 2020 VW Passat
Maintaining the 2.0-liter TSI engine, VW included a new 7-speed wet dual-speed gearbox (DSG) for this Passat. This gearbox enables quicker shifts and smoother gear changes. The powertrain outputs 190PS and a torque of 320Nm.
All-around safety and driver assists include; Side Assist with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Monitoring, Tyre Pressure Monitoring, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Brake Assist (BA), Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS), Hill-hold Control, Automatic Post-Collision Braking System and Proactive Passenger Protection System.
The Passat Elegance comes in Aquamarine Blue, Manganese Grey, Reflex Silver, Tamarind Brown, Deep Black and New Oryx White hues. A price tag of RM187,990 is attached with a year’s freeinsurance and complimentary pair of TVR (Total Vintage Revival) sunglasses worth RM1,890, for first 50 buyers.