2010 Volkswagen Passat Range for Australia

For 2010, the Volkswagen Passat enters the Australian market with a revised engine line-up, extra features and a new entry-level retail price.

The Passat range now has a new entry model, equipped with the 1.8 liter TSI which delivers 160 HP and 250 Nm of torque providing a fare balance between dynamics and efficiency.

The most popular version of the Passat, powered by the 170 HP 2.0 liter diesel engine, now features a Highline trim level which includes a radiator grille with chrome plated strips, front fog lights and 17-inch alloy rims. The car’s interior treats its passengers with Napa leather upholstery, sports front seats and an aluminum trim for various elements.

The Passat V6 FSI Highline has also received additional standard equipment. The car has been updated with important features such as 18-inch alloy rims and sport suspension. Other goodies include 12-way electric front seats with 3 position memory for the driver as well as an automatic kerb function on passenger’s side exterior mirror when reversing and Media Device Interface (MDI).

The top of the range R36 sporty model has received dark tinted rear window and rear side windows (65 % light absorbing) and Media Device Interface (MDI).

In addition to that, the optional equipment for the 2010 Passat range has also been extended featuring adaptive cruise control with front assist for braking distance reduction, parking assist, adaptive chassis control and lane assist. Another important toy being introduced on the Passat line-up in 2010 is the RNS510 radio navigation system.

The 140HP 2.0 liter diesel and the 200HP petrol versions have been discontinued.
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