Volkswagen Passat Alltrack (2015–)
Volkswagen Passat Alltrack launched
The Passat Alltrack has modified bumpers (with underbody guard in stainless-steel look), rugged wheel arch and side sill moulding covers in "Anthracite" and sill extensions. Anodised silver roof rails, "Alltrack" badges on the radiator grille and tailgate, and custom 17-inch alloy wheels, 18-inch and 19-inch wheel options.
Thanks to its special Offroad driving programme with suitably modified assistance systems, modified chassis and the alliance of EDS (electronic differential lock), XDS+ and 4MOTION permanent all-wheel drive, it is an all-round vehicle for both on-road and off-road. In addition, the Passat Alltrack is an ideal towing vehicle. A significant towing load of 2200 kg (braked) can be hitched to it on a twelve per cent gradient. G round clearance has been increased by 27.5mm to 174mm
4,767mm long x 1,832 mm wide x 1,484mm high (+ roof rails)
The Passat Alltrack can be fitted with an exceptionally large range of driver assistance and infotainment systems. They include an Active Info Display (fully digital instruments), head-up display (for projecting information), Media Control rear seat entertainment system for tablet computers, Front Assist (lane-changing assistant), Emergency Assist (stops vehicle in emergency), Traffic Jam Assist, Rear Traffic Alert (detects vehicles in cross-traffic when backing out of parking spaces) and Trailer Assist (for assisted manoeuvring with a trailer).
The theme of infotainment also assumes a high priority in the Passat Alltrack. A total of five radio and radio-navigation units are available for the Passat Alltrack, which enable a maximum degree of connectivity. The various interfaces include connecting to smartphones via App Connect.
App Connect consists of applications like Mirror Link, Car Play (Apple) and Android Auto (Google), which permit integration of nearly all smartphones and an enormous bandwidth of apps.
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Particularly useful for caravanners of all grades on the Passat Alltrack is Trailer Assist. This system helps to control the reverse guidance of the car and trailer, thus making manoeuvring considerably more straightforward. A visual display in the infotainment screen shows the steering angle and how alternative steering inputs would affect the route of the car and trailer.