New VW Passat builds on its past success

New VW Passat builds on its past success
Being the German firm's flagship saloon, the new Passat will showcase some of Volkswagen's latest technology (below)

VW's new Passat has been designed to bridge the divide between mainstream and premium exclusivity in the family saloon sector, writes Dave Humphreys.

With sales of Volkswagen's outgoing model topping 1.1 million units last year, the Passat is still a hugely important part of the company's mix and the automotive landscape in general, which is why the world premiere of the new eighth generation in Berlin last week commanded global attention. Model segments in the motor industry at present are rapidly being sub-divided in the search for the latest hot niche, but Volkswagen has stuck to the solid...

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