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First drive: Volkswagen Passat Alltrack car review

Fleet News

07 October 2015

It now seems to be the norm for car manufacturers to have a car that bridges the gap between conventional models and SUVs or crossovers. And while Volkswagen offers SUVs in the shape of the Touareg and Tiguan, it has a long heritage of introducing four-wheel drive models elsewhere in the range.

The Passat Alltrack is now entering its second incarnation, following the launch of the eighth-generation Passat in 2014. The first Passat Alltrack was launched in 2013, and the Alltrack range has since increased to include a Golf variant.

The new Passat Alltrack offers more of the same: on-demand all-wheel drive thanks to a Haldex coupling that instantaneously sends drive to the rear wheels when required, and 27.5mm extra ground clearance over the Passat estate.

Standard equipment includes adaptive cruise control with front assist and autonomous emergency braking, sat-nav, three-zone electronic climate control, remote electrically foldable door mirrors, Bluetooth and parking sensors.

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