Volk­swa­gen Pas­sat

Men's Folio (Singapore) - - Lifestyle -

The eighth- gen­er­a­tion Volk­swa­gen Pas­sat makes a huge leap over its pre­de­ces­sor, hav­ing been com­pletely re­designed and reengi­neered from top to bot­tom. Its chis­elled looks give it a sleek and sexy stance, a noted de­par­ture from the con­ser­vatism that char­ac­terised Pas­sats of years past. The new car also sits on Volk­swa­gen’s light­weight mo­du­lar plat­form, which it shares with its sta­ble­mates such as the Golf hatchback. As a re­sult, it shares sim­i­lar driv­ing char­ac­ter­is­tics, with the Pas­sat of­fer­ing a fun and nim­ble drive ex­pe­ri­ence, and feel­ing like a much smaller and lighter car than it looks. It still re­tains some big car be­hav­iour though, with its 1.8- litre TSI tur­bocharged petrol en­gine pro­vid­ing more than enough oomph for your daily needs, with 180bhp and 250Nm of torque at your dis­posal. The in­te­rior is spa­cious enough to fit five in com­fort, and is blessed with the usual Ger­man Teu­tonic build qual­ity, mixed with mod­ernist style and cut­ting- edge tech­nol­ogy.

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