The 2020 VW Passat receives new technologies and driver assistance systems.
On sale since 2014, the eighth generation of the Volkswagen Passat is granted an update of half “career” and is full of new technologies, because among the many innovations of the renewed version (in dealers from September 2019 ) c ‘ it is also the Travel Assist semi-automatic driving system: thanks to sensors and a camera, the 2020 VW Passat is able to stay in the driving lane, follow the traffic flow up to 210 km / h and stop in the event of a stop, before starting again and returning to the speed programmed by the adaptive cruise .
This feature is useful not only on the highway but also on the state because the Travel Assist “crosses” the information on the GPS and automatically reduces the speed set on the cruise in case of lower limits or before a roundabout, a crossroads or a center inhabited. The system deactivates, however, if the driver does not touch the steering wheel for ten seconds, because by law the driver must always remain vigilant.
2020 VW Passat Equipment
Travel Assist becomes part of the Iq.Drive package, which includes already known driver assistance systems (starting from automatic emergency braking) and other unpublished ones. The 2020 VW Passat is equipped with the Emergency Steering Assist, which helps the driver in emergency maneuvers in which he must avoid an obstacle: the system recognizes the danger and activates the brakes, helping the driver in the sharp steering, before putting into operation the electronic controls to stabilize the car in the subsequent realignment .
The Volkswagen Passat has as standard the LED headlamps from the first level of equipment, while those of higher level are equipped with led matrix front lights, which automatically turn off some “points” of light to create a shadow that does not dazzle who drives in the opposite direction. In this way, it is possible to always keep the high beams on, even at night. The taillights are also on the Volkswagen Passat.
2020 VW Passat Interior
The Volkswagen Passat also receives improvements to the multimedia system, combined with touch screens of 6.5 “, 8 and 9.2”. Integrated there is a sim card, which allows you to connect to the internet without “leaning” on the connection of a smartphone, for example, to listen to music online or to talk with the voice assistant, which refers to “Hello Volkswagen”, to which you can ask information on hotels, restaurants, and tourist locations. The Apple CarPlay feature can also be used wirelessly. Among the innovations of the renewed Passat is also the digital instrumentation, which takes the name Digital Cockpit (formerly called Active Info Display) and uses a screen with the most vivid and brilliant colors. The driver can choose new customizations, preferring, for example, the GPS map or the instruments that indicate engine speed and revs.
2020 VW Passat Engine Specs – Get Better Hybrid
The engines of the 2020 VW Passat remain seven: the 1.5 hp from 150 bhp and 2.0 from 190 and 272 bhp, in addition to the 1.6 diesel 120 bhp and 2.0 from 150, 190 and 240 bhp. Added to these are the new 218 hp hybrid system from Passat GTE, always based on the 156 bhp 1.4 petrol and on the 115 hp electric motor. The batteries change, from 9.9 kWh to 13 kWh of capacity, for a range that can reach 55 km in the zero-emission driving mode (measured according to the new and more severe with consumption cycle). By connecting them to the home electrical grid, the batteries are recharged in 6 hours and 15 minutes. The Passat GTE, also available with a wagon body, can be driven in E-Mode electric-only mode, hybrid Hybrid, and GTE, where petrol and electric engines work to maximize performance. The driver can also decide to go only to gasoline to maintain the battery charge, in anticipation of moving around the city.
Less profound the work of the designers, who redesigned the facings, the mask and repositioned the written Passat in the middle of the tail. Finally, the design of the wheels of 17 “, 18” or 19 “changes. In addition to the sedan and wagon versions, the Passat Alltrack remains, with crossover style body protection.