2012 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 10 September 2012 , 10:09:01 byEmil

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Volkswagen Passat Alltrack

Germans from Volkswagen have developed the new Passat Alltrack, a mode that managed to amaze us with its abilities. Its only problem was the starting price, which was actually a bit higher. Here is where the entry level model can make the difference. Under the hood it hides a 2.0-liter TDI engine capable of developing 138 BHP which enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 10.3 seconds in comparison with the 8.9 seconds of the 168 BHP previous models. To send the power to the wheels, the engineers have equipped the Passat Alltrack with a 6-speed manual transmission.

The 2.000 kg towing limit is the same thanks to the four-wheel drive system, so buyers should stay relaxed. On slippery surfaces the car is capable of strong grip and 90% of the power moves to the front wheels under normal conditions. It is very easy to handle and very predictable, it feels like driving a normal Passat. The new VW Passat Alltrack has a 30 mm higher suspension, which improves the quality of the ride being capable of handling big bumps easily.

Unfortunately it is true. This is the cheapest Alltrack Passat available. Its price was established at GBP28.480. The specialists have offered subtle matt chrome details and beefed-up bumpers for more class. In terms of interior, you should know that the designers used high quality materials and it is still bulletproof and very practical. It is true, it is the best Volkswagen model when it comes to its value, but there are stronger competitors that make it unable to compete. For example, you can choose a Skoda Yeti, a model that offers more elements and around the same performance for less money. A Yeti will cost approximately GBP 4.000 less.
Source: autoexpress.co.uk

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