2016 passat alltrack




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  • The new Volkswagen Passat Alltrack is a fully-loaded Swiss Army Knife of a car. But is 'doing it all' enough for a family car? James gets behind.

    Chris Riley road tests and reviews the Volkswagen Passat Alltrack with specs, fuel consumption and verdict at its Australian launch.

    The volkswagen passat has occupied vw s mid-sized sedan segment since in the 42 years since the passat has become one of the company s.

    2016 passat alltrack

    2016 passat alltrack

    On the move, the DSG will shift smoothly at low revs, most often below rpm, resulting in some pretty impressive fuel consumption. Cars being supplied with a space-saver spare wheel, or indeed no spare wheel and just a puncture repair kit, are becoming increasingly common. Its rear end and the number plate seem particularly vulnerable. Progress is a wonderful thing.

    2016 passat alltrack

    2016 passat alltrack

    2016 passat alltrack

    2016 passat alltrack

    2016 passat alltrack

    Volkswagen Passat Alltrack first drive review

    It's the second generation of Volkswagen's popular off-road oriented wagon. The Passat Alltrack launches in Australia this week and we get behind the wheel for a drive. Every 28 seconds a Volkswagen Passat is sold somewhere in the world, with sales totalling over 22 million globally. That figure is set to increase thanks to the second-generation Volkswagen Passat Alltrack , which Volkswagen has proudly taken the wraps off this week.

    Built on the regular Passat platform, the Alltrack boasts an additional To add to its rugged image, the Passat Alltrack also features underbody protection and brushed aluminium bash plates on the front.

    2016 passat alltrack

    The image of ruggedness continues with plastic cladding over the wheel arches in addition to brushed aluminium wing mirrors. The engine is mated to a six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, with fuel consumption down to an incredible 5. Arguably, one of the more impressive features are the use of Continental ContiSeal Mobility tyres that feature an interstitial viscous layer that is able to retard intrusions from things like nails and stones.

    Continental claims that the use of its viscous seal technology can prevent up to 85 per cent of flat tyres. Our drive route for the local launch of the Passat Alltrack departed from Bathurst Airport and across almost km of gravel roads. While the gravel began as finely cut and smooth, it eventually degraded to large portions of sharp rock that would make most station wagon drivers weak at the knees.

    2016 passat alltrack

    The ContiSeal tyres proved their worth with no flat tyres across the fleet of vehicles driving the road. Additionally, the 4Motion system showed its true colours with tight hairpins and thickly coated sections that caused the car to be thrown about the road.

    Applying throttle on corner exit allowed the rear end to settle and hunker down. The Passat Alltrack comes with an off-road mode that can be activated using the drive selector. The drive selector offers everything from an economy mode to a sport mode. The off-road mode engages hill descent control, but also adjusts throttle sensitivity and intervention timing of the stability controls. In fact, the system worked so well that braking distances were dramatically reduced thanks to relaxed ABS timing that gave the car an opportunity to dig into the gravel and form a wall ahead of the tyres.

    Over sealed surfaces the Passat Alltrack was just as impressive. The country roads along our test route really worked the suspension and gave us an opportunity to appreciate the level of engineering that has gone into the Passat Alltrack package. In addition to the ride quality, feedback through the steering wheel was excellent. Given its relatively low centre of gravity, the Passat Alltrack has the ability to tackle corners with more precision than an SUV.

    2016 passat alltrack

    That was apparent with the windy mountain stretch we crossed near Lithgow in regional New South Wales. The front-end tucked in nicely while a punch of the throttle allowed the car to settle in for a slingshot out of the corner.

    The six-speed automatic gearbox felt good on the open road but needed to be in its Sport mode for maximum potential. The regular drive mode was a bit sluggish and required strong throttle inputs for a reaction from the engine. This was isolated to one of the two test vehicles we sampled. Another element that revealed itself during the drive was the tyre noise at cruising speeds on coarse roads. There was a higher than average amount of noise from the tyres that intruded into the cabin.

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