The current generation Volkswagen Passat has been around for 8 years. The 2020 model now gets a much-needed facelift, as well interior upgrades with new technology and additional safety features.
The exterior gets a new front fascia with a bigger front grille, bigger air vents in the bumper and slim LED headlights. The 2020 Passat will be offered in a range of variants starting from the Trendline model which has been upgraded to include features such as the eco-LED headlights and LED taillights as standard, to the Comfortline model with 17-inch alloy wheels and leather steering wheel, up to the Highline which comes with 18-inch alloy wheels as standard and leather sport seats.
Inside, the Passat gets a new, more contemporary instrument panel, along with a new glass-covered infotainment touchscreen. Complementing the new interior design are new colours and better quality materials. Every Passat now comes with standard Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect technology, which integrates compatible smartphones with the three major platforms – Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink – making select apps accessible from the infotainment screen.
Under the hood, there are no changes with the 2020 Passat getting the same 170 hp 2.5-litre 5-cylinder engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Keep track of the latest prices and updates in the VW Passat buyer guide.