A new variant of the 2012 Volkswagen Passat has been introduced by Volkswagen Group Malaysia. The new version of the D-segment Passat is known as the Volkswagen Passat Sport. The new range-topping fully-imported Passat is priced at RM 190,967.20 OTR without insurance, a RM 5K premium over the non-sport, fully-imported Passat priced at RM 184,888.
The Sport gets higher spec and more equipments but the model is really more luxury than sporty. The Passat Sport is not a replacement but an added variant to complement the present of Passat range in Malaysia
Engine and specification:
The Passat’s engine remains the same as Volkswagen Passat. The Volkswagen Passat Sport is equipped with a 1.8 liter TSI engine; it has a capacity to deliver 160 PS of maximum power and 250 Nm of torque. It is mated to a seven-speed DSG transmission. The model can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.5 seconds before reaching a top speed of 220 km/h. In addition, it also comes with a sports suspension improve the ride-and-handling of the car.
Exterior, Interior & Safety:
On the exterior, it gets electric sunroof, Bi-xenon headlamps and power-foldable side mirrors with auto-dimming on the driver’s side. Volkswagen has fitted a set of 18-inch “Kansas” alloys wrapped in lower-profile 235/40 tyres. The five double-spoke wheels replaces the standard car’s multi-spoke “Minneapolis” 17-inch alloys wrapped in 235/45 tyres.
In the interior, it has 12-way electrically adjustable front seats with memory function, Press and Drive comfort start and dual-zone climate control to maintain the individually selected interior temperatures at a desired level. The Volkswagen Passat Sport also gets six-disc CD changer, eight speakers, RCD 510 touch screen ICE system. In addition, it comes with Vienna leather for superior style and comfort
In terms of safety, the car comes with electric parking brake and cruise control to enhance safety of occupants.