The Volkswagen Passat, since 2012, has been built in Volkswagen’s brand new production facility in Chattanooga TN. As the rest of the US motor industry was contacting in 2008 VW made the decision to build a brand new state of the art facility to build the Passat. Here are a few reasons why VW was confident enough to invest over $1 billion in the Passat at the height of the economic downturn.
The VW Passat is a mid-sized saloon that is packed with features that you would only expect in large-sized cars. Safety, comfort and style are what the 2016 VW Passat is all about.
In today’s economic climate the cost of running a car is an important consideration for many people. Not just the miles per gallon but maintenance and running costs are also a factor. The VW Passat TDI Clean Diesel has fuel consumption figures 30 miles per gallon in urban driving and 44 miles per gallon on the highway. A new Guinness World Record was set with the 2013 Passat TDI for fuel economy of a Non-Hybrid car. A fuel consumption of only 3.02 liter on a 100 Kilometer test run was achieved. This equates to 77.99 miles per gallon.
Nobody gets in to their car and drives off expecting to have an accident but, unfortunately, accidents are a fact of life. In your VW Passat, every safety requirement has been met, and then exceeded. The VW Passat was named as the 2014 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety winner and awarded a 5 star safety rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
VW Group includes Bentley cars and many of the comfort features that you would expect to find in a Bentley have been adapted to the VW Passat. From the Fender Premium Audio option to the multi-zone air conditioning system. From the Tiptronic steering wheel mounted gear shift option on manual transmissions to a Bluetooth system that streams audio as well as connects your cell phone.
The VW Passat is German engineered but built for the North American car market in Chattanooga. Every thought of what you want in a mid-sized car has been thought of. This means that you won’t have to have a European car that has been adapted for your needs but built from the wheels up with you in mind.
Built not only just for adults but with children in mind as well. The VW 2016 Passat has given a great deal of thought to the safety and comfort of your younger children as well adult passengers. Side Curtain Protection head airbags are standard in both the front and rear as is the VW LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system that adds to your children’s comfort and safety.
Whether going on vacation with several cases of going to the store for a large stock-up the 15.9 cubic feet trunk is one of the largest in the mid-sized class of cars. The rear seats also fold down in a 1/3, 2/3 split or completely down to provide you with even more space if you need it.
A car that is built with the aim of giving you trouble free driving. Volkswagen are confident of the quality and reliability of their Passat. So much so that they will give you up to 3 years or 36,000 mile warranty and roadside assistance (whichever occurs first).
While the Passat doesn’t quite drive itself the technological features that it possesses makes driving safer for you. Just one of these features will be a welcome to any driver who has to undergo the problem of stop-start driving in congestion. The Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) will sense the car ahead of you and will adjust the speed and breaking to keep you at a safe distance from it. How much easier will that make driving for you?
From the solid ‘clunk’ of the doors as you close those to the well thought out instrument cluster. The VW Passat has pedigree and class in its genes. Why drive an ordinary car?
With a wide range of VW dealers throughout the country - In El Paso you can visit our dealership – Hoy Volkswagen - and you can see for yourself exactly what the 2016 VW Passat can offer you in the way of options and ownership deals. You will find that you can be driving an extraordinary VW Passat for less that the price of an ordinary car. View Our New Passat or Used Passat Inventory in El Paso.