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Volkswagen have unveiled the Passat Highline

posted on Oct 18 2012 by Sam Jones

Volkswagen have unveiled the Passat Highline

The new Highline trim has triggered the departure of the SE model from the Volkswagen Passat range.

Costing just £500 more than the SE it replaces, the Highline comes with cruise control, flat tyre indicator, auto-dimming rear view mirror and a six-way electrically adjustable drivers seat with lumbar support all come as standard. Altogether drivers will get an additional £1680 worth of equipment which also includes front and rear parking sensors, dual-zone climate control, 17-inch Sao Paolo alloys and a full-colour touchscreen sat nav system. This system alone was previously a 750 option in the SE and includes traffic monitoring as well as being compatible with iPod and Mp3 players.

The Highlines engine line-up will consist of 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre diesels, giving 120bhp and 158bhp respectively, as well as 120bhp 1.4-litre and 158bhp 1.8-litre petrols. There is also a selection of gearbox options to choose from with five and six-speed manuals as well as six and seven-speed DSG semi-automatics.

The VW Passat Highline is available for order now with the entry level 1.4-litre petrol costing 20,970, just £500 more than the SE despite the additional £1680 worth of kit that comes as standard.