This is Europe’s 2015 ‘Car of the Year’ and the new Passat, now in it’s 8th generation over a span of 4 decades, has emerged as the winner by a clear margin. The R-Line packs more oomph to the already breathtaking proportions of the vehicle and spots a refreshingly handsome front grille, a sporty bumper, chrome side sill extensions and a pair of chrome-plated trapezoid tail pipe trims, to name a few.
Thanks to its innovative lightweight design, the new Passat is also about 85kg lighter than the previous model and the one we had on hand is powered by a ~216bhp TSI engine under its bonnet. All of the drive systems are new aboard and paddle shifters come standard. To add icing to the cake, the interior has been redesigned to something no less than avant-garde. Car nuts will be pleasantly surprised that the cockpit is very driver-oriented and ride data is also presented on a super cool active info digital display. The infotainment satisfies the geeks in us as the whole App-Connect suite is now built-in and encompasses the popular Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and also MirrorLink. For more detailed information of the new Passat R-Line, click here