Volkswagen Passat - 11 things you need to know

  • Find out everything you need to know about the new Passat
  • Trim levels, CO2 emissions and pricing all included
  • Available to order now with first deliveries in January

The Volkswagen Passat is one of the most popular company cars here in the UK famed for its practicality, comfort levels and low running costs.

There are few cars that tick as many boxes as the Passat making it an excellent all-round choice for many company car drivers.

Order books have now opened for the new eighth-generation model following its official unveil at Paris Motor Show earlier this month.

First deliveries are set to begin in January next year. To help you decide if the new Passat should be your next company car choice we’ve highlighted the key things you need to know about this all-new car.


  1. The new Passat will be available as a saloon or estate with five trim levels to choose from: S, SE, SE Business, GT and R-Line
  2. From launch there will be only one engine choice, a 2.0-litre diesel engine with three power outputs to choose from: 148bhp, 187bhp and 236bhp
  3. CO2 emissions are as low as 103g/km meaning a 16 percent BIK tax band for the current 2014/15 tax year
  4. A petrol-electric hybrid version will be released sometime in 2015
  5. Prices start from £22,215
  6. The new Passat is shorter and lower than its predecessor yet offers more head, leg and luggage room than before
  7. A 1.6-litre BlueMotion returning 78 mpg with only 95g/km of CO2 will join the range in June 2015, while an Alltrack version of the Estate is due in July
  8. New kit includes a redesigned digital instrument panel behind the steering wheel, a head-up display system and the latest-generation infotainment system which includes a 6.5-inch colour screen as standard
  9. A new safety system called Emergency Assist will be available as an option which stops the car if the steering wheel gets no input from the driver after a certain amount of time
  10. If your planning to use the Passat for towing, the new model has a system called Trailer Assist which helps when you’re reversing with a trailer
  11. Design changes have been subtle with a new grille and headlight design and a reshaped rear bumper

To find out more about the new Volkswagen Passat, check out our full review here.