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Latest model: Volkswagen Passat 2011
Volkswagen Passat 2011With over 15 million vehicles sold, the Volkswagen Passat is one of the most successful automobiles in the world. Now there is a new Volkswagen Passat. It is the seventh generation since 1973. The look-and-feel of the bestseller was completely re-interpreted, and its front end shows parallels to the Phaeton and is more cool than ever. Furthermore, the Volkswagen Passat has always mirrored the course of technological progress. And this applies unreservedly to the seventh Volkswagen Passat, which will release simultaneously as a saloon and estate vehicle. The overall range of technological innovatio┬Čns now implemented in the Volkswagen Passat Trendline (entry-level), Volkswagen Passat Comfortline (mid-level) and Volkswagen Passat Highline (top model) has reached a scale previously found only in upper and luxury class vehicles.

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After the Phaeton, introduced in the summer of 2010, with the new Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen is introducing its second model whose front end is highlighted by a grille with four crossmembers; the height of the grille about matches that of the headlights. While a comparatively narrow radiator grille with two crossmembers typifies look-and-feel of models beneath the Volkswagen Passat and Phaeton, as well as the vans, Head of Layout for the Volkswagen Group Walter de Silva and Head of Layout for the Volkswagen Make Klaus Bischoff deliberately chose this distinguishing option on the radiator grille to highlight the status of higher positioned cars. Now the Volkswagen Passat's exterior also follows the new Volkswagen layout DNA.

The completely new front-end layout gave the Volkswagen Passat - now 1820, mm wide and 4769, (estate: 4771), mm long - an even more dominant exterior. Although the vehicle has not grown in width, it has a greater presence and more visual dynamism. The heights of the two body versions also remained constant (saloon: 1474, mm; Estate: 1519, mm).

The dominant expression of the Volkswagen Passat is reinforced by the new dual headlights with auxillary bi-xenon and LED daytime running lights. Every daytime running light consists of 15 Leds. Beneath the lines formed by the headlights and grille is the body-coloured bumper section. The next level down sports another air intake framed by chrome-plated winglets - stylised components alike to the wing tips of commercial aircraft. The very low profile fog lights are integrated here. On the Highline equipment line, another chrome trim strip at the centre of the air intake joins the winglets. At the lowest level, there is the front spoiler. As on motorsport vehicles, it is developed as a so-called splitter. From the Comfortline equipment level, a chrome trim strip is also applied here.