Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Passat Is Pitched at under Pounds 15,000

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Passat Is Pitched at under Pounds 15,000

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The new VW Passat will scrape in just below the pounds 15,000 mark when it arrives in June. That will be for the 1.6-litre S model, with the two-litre version weighing in at pounds 16,410. It means that the range of prices of the new, bigger and better-equipped Passat is broadly in line with those of the outgoing model ( although the starter model in the last series came with a two litre engine rather than a 1.6.

The diesels are a 1.9-litre with prices from pounds 15,840 and a two-litre from pounds 17,145 in S trim. The 1.9-litre diesel is mated to a five speed manual transmission, while the rest get an extra cog.

Automatic transmissions will be on offer for the two-litre models from July and for the 1.6-litre petrol models from September with price premiums of about pounds 1,400.

Equipment on all versions includes air-conditioning, remote central locking, front electric windows and door mirrors, a CD player, 16-inch alloy wheels and curtain airbags. …

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