The Australian roads may soon get to see the all new Volkwagen Passat Alltrack, which comes with a price tag of $47,790. The all new Passat Alltrack is an off roader wagon featuring higher ground clearance in compared to the actuall Passat wagon, and in the new Passat Alltrack, 4Motion all-wheel drive and a six-speed DSG transmission, come as a standard feature.
The new Passat Alltrack is designed and developed for those drivers who require high skilled off roader with quite impressive towing capacity. The new Passat already has some rivals for the competition such as Audi A4 Allroad, the Skoda Octavia Scout, Volvo XC70 and Subaru Outback.
On the outside of the new Passat Alltrack, the wagon’s ride height has been increased to 165mm in comparison to the actuall Passat’s 135mm, the Passat Alltrack features a strong and solid wide underbody, which is made up of Steel, that protects the drivetrain and front section of the exhaust system. Under the hood is the 125kW 2.0-litre TDI engine with stop/start technology that generates up to 350Nm of torque, with that power, the Alltrack claims a 0-100km/h-sprint time of 8.9 seconds with a combined fuel consumption of 6.3 litres per 100km and CO2 emissions of 166 grams per kilometre. This powerful and muscular vehicle also allows the engine to tow a large of 1800kg, all thanks to the maximum torque being developed between 1750 and 2500rpm, ideal for low down pulling power. Another feature which can be seen on the outside, is the 17-inch ‘Valley’ alloy wheels (18-inch wheels are optional), tyre pressure monitor, and chrome roof rails, window surrounds, door mirror housings and radiator grille.
Some other features are like, the Passat Alltrack is 110mm longer than the Passat wagon, which provides up to 588 litres of cargo space with the rear seats in place and a spacious 1716 litres with the rear seats folded down. The 4Motion all-wheel drive system remaps the Passat’s ABS, electronic differential lock, throttle control, and shift points to maximize traction, and Hill decent is automatically activated while the figures go below 10%.
Standard features that come with the Passat Alltrack are : electronic parking brake with auto-hold function, leather trim, leather-trimmed shifter, multifunction leather steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, brushed stainless pedals, floor mats and fog lights. Additional equipment also includes auto lights and wipers, automatically dimming rear vision mirror, front and rear parking sensors.
Safety feature is taken care of with Passat Alltrack’s standard eight airbags, daytime running lights, and electronic stability program. Additionally the Alltrack gets fatigue detection which identifies poor driver concentration, warning drivers with an audible alert and suggesting they take a break.
Optional Features include: basically there are two packages which are offered: Driver Assistance and Visibility, and Sport. The driver assistance and visibility package includes Bi-Xenon headlamps with dynamic cornering lights, lane assist, lane departure warning, side assist, and LED rear tail lights. And the Sport Package includes 18-inch ‘Canyon’ alloy wheels with 225/45R18 self-sealing tyres, steering wheel-mounted gear shift paddles, front sports seats with Nappa leather trim, and privacy glass.
With that, we surely can come to a conclusion that, this car from the Volkswagen will definitely attract a large number of buyers for the drive satisfaction and safety it offers with a lot of adventure.
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