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Passat Variant

Passat Variant

Design Discerning requirements turned into reality: the design of the Passat Variant exudes elegance and dynamism.


Discerning design: the Passat Variant exudes elegance and dynamism, lending it unmistakable poise. The front comes across as broad and powerful, with air intakes placed towards the outside. Agility and poise are convincingly revealed in the large wheels, the striking side line and the pronounced shoulder.

Panoramic sliding/tilting sunroof

The already spacious interior of the Passat Variant comes across as even larger thanks to the panoramic sliding/tilting sunroof. Its impressive glass surface also gives passengers in the rear the feeling of having the sky directly above them. During the day it lets in lots of light; at night your passengers can view the stars.

iF award 2015

The Passat Variant has received one of the design world's most prodigious accolades - the iF award. Both the exterior and interior design attracted widespread acclaim. The iF Design Award, presented by iF International Forum Design GmbH, is regarded worldwide as a quality seal for outstanding design.


The overall aesthetic concept of the Passat Variant is seamlessly continued in the interior. A pleasant atmosphere has been created thanks to the modern architecture. The high-quality materials and the design clarity will excite you just as much as the generous legroom, which is especially striking in the rear.

LED illumination

The LED headlamps provide an impressive light signature and deliver a higher light output than conventional halogen lamps. The innovative night-time design of the contemporary rear lights with LED technology changes when braking. In addition to providing more effective signalling, it is a unique design feature.

R-Line exterior

The R-line exterior styling package gives the Passat Variant an even more distinctive appearance. Specially designed R-Line bumpers and sill extensions give a sportier look, one that is further enhanced by the specific R-Line radiator grille. Stylish 19-inch 'Verona' alloy wheels complete the visual makeover.

Comfort Do a lot of miles? Others will envy you: thanks to high-quality materials, the well thought-out interior design and innovative new developments, you will enjoy every journey in your Passat Variant.

Luggage space

One of its most compelling arguments is the large luggage space in the Passat Variant with flexible load and securing options. The standard height-adjustable loading floor can be easily tailored to your needs with just a single hand, while the electrically operated boot lid works quietly and effortlessly.

Active Info Display

By using the various information profiles on the Active Info Display, you can specifically focus on certain data on the instrument cluster in addition to the classic content such as speedometer and odometer. You can select these information profiles easily through the multi-function steering wheel.

Driving profile selection

From sporty to economical: adjust the way the Passat Variant handles to the particular situation on the road. If you want a sportier feel, for instance to rise to the challenge of a winding road, switch from Normal mode to Sport. If you want to drive as economically as possible, then select the Eco driving profile.

3-zone Climatronic

An agreeable climate for everyone on-board comes courtesy of the 'Climatronic' air conditioning system with 3-zone temperature control. It enables the driver and front passenger, as well as the passengers on the rear seats, to set their own feel-good temperature and air distribution independently of each other.

Leather upholstery and trim

The 'Nappa' leather package brings even more elegance into the interior of the Passat Variant. The car's centre armrest surfaces, seat centre panels and insides of the seat bolsters are made out of a high-quality material whose smooth surface comes in an ultra-fine grain finish that's both classy and hardwearing.

ergoComfort seat

The ergoComfort driver's seat can help prevent back problems. This seat provides a vast array of adjustments, allowing you to adopt an ergonomically supported seating position and thus take the strain off your spinal column. It includes 14-way electric adjustment with memory and massage functions.

Assistance systems Help in challenging situations is always welcome. The assistance systems for the Passat Variant can help make life at the wheel easier for you.

Area View

Area View provides you with an outstanding overview around the Passat Variant. The images from a camera fitted in the front and rear respectively and two side cameras are displayed on the navigation system touchscreen, and can be selected individually or in combination for a 'bird's eye' perspective.

Power and safety You appreciate dynamism because you want to make progress. The Passat Variant ensures you can feel safe in the process.

Proactive occupant protection system

The proactive occupant protection system can identify hazardous situations and automatically take preventive measures. The windows and the sunroof are automatically closed, while the front seat belts are drawn tighter and the driver and front passenger secured in place within fractions of a second.

Multi-collision brake

The standard multi-collision brake can limit the damage in an accident because in many cases, there is actually a second collision following the initial accident. The system detects an accident and initiates automatic braking in order to prevent the vehicle from getting involved in further collisions.

TSI engine

Compelling performance, exemplary fuel consumption: the efficient 2.0 TSI engine in the Passat Variant exceeds all expectations. With an output of 220 PS, and with 350 Nm of torque available over a wide rev range, vivid acceleration and effortless overtaking are just a tap of your right foot away.

Infotainment The innovative infotainment systems in the Passat Variant ensure you reach your destination feeling relaxed.

Navigation systems

The latest-generation 'Discover Pro' navigation system has an even faster processor. It features connection options via AUX-IN and USB, supports Bluetooth telephony and offers the benefits of an excellent sound system. The system is operated via the colour touchscreen or by using voice control.


USB stick, MP3 player or mobile telephone - a host of music sources and data storage devices can be connected up to the infotainment system on the Passat Variant. For ultimate convenience, the Bluetooth audio streaming allows you to connect your Bluetooth-enabled mobile device wirelessly to the sound system.

DYNAUDIO Confidence

The DYNAUDIO Confidence sound system is precisely tuned to the interior. It boasts 12 speakers, including a centre speaker and subwoofer, as well as a total output of 700 watts, to deliver an extraordinary listening experience. It produces its highly distinctive sound thanks to the 12-channel digital amplifier.


Use your smartphone safely and easily while at the wheel: it's now simpler than ever thanks to App-Connect in the Passat Variant. The possibilities are increasing all the time, with new applications continually being developed. App-Connect includes the MirrorLink™, CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ technologies.

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 *Actual specifications may differ from the model shown.