VOLKSWAGEN'S seventh Passat should be on every car owner's wish list. It boasts features that bear the fingerprints of the popular televised series Knight Rider.
The first of its kind to detect fatigue and feature city emergency braking, the new Passat was reinvented to bring about a more impressive front ever.
With a combined fuel consumption of 5.7 litres for a 100 kilometre, the Passat - sold by Palas Auto - is the most fuel-efficient Passat so far.
The success of the brand in the automobile industry is evident in the 15 million -plus cars sold.
The overall range of technological innovations now implemented in the Passat 118TSI and Passat Highline variants has reached a scale previously found only in luxury class cars.
The Passat screams "more innovation, more comfort, more quiet, more safety and sustainable".
It has an optional city emergency braking function is active below a speed of 30 kilometres per hour, and reacts to stationary vehicles.
If necessary, the Passat will automatically initiate a braking manoeuvre to avoid an impending front end collision or at least minimise the resulting damage.
The Passat "sees" parking spaces parallel and perpendicular to the road, and upon request can automatically steer the car into the space with centimetre precision.
This modified interior is easy on the eyes and pleasing to the touch.
The new Passat is extremely quiet because the insulating materials specifically integrated in the dashboard area and doors filter out exterior and engine noises. A new acoustic film is embedded in the front windscreen which blocks out additional noise.
The previous model attained the five stars in crash testing. The new model has seatbelt fastening detection for the rear seats and head restraints that adjust horizontally on the front seats.
The new head restraints for driver and front passenger reduce the risk of whiplash injury in a traffic accident.
All three engines are more fuel efficient - by up to 12 per cent.
This powerful touring vehicle is blessed with extremely long driving ranges.