Volkswagen Passat Alltrack 2 0 TDI 170 DSG review and pictures — Volkswagen Passat Variant V

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The new Volkswagen Passat Alltrack a cut-price Audi Allroad, if you — driven for the first

What is it?

The Volkswagen Passat VW’s big estate car with ride height and four-wheel A cut-price Audi A4 Allroad, if helps. An all-new variant, it at the very top of the Passat range, prices set to start at around when sales begin April. The TDI 170 DSG tested here is to cost £31K.


Plenty, and all in the name of off-road The regular Passat’s 135mm height is upped to 165mm on the which helps significantly up its breakover angle and approach and angles. 4MOTION four-wheel is standard fit; in normal 90 per cent of power goes to the wheels, but should conditions nearly all of it can be sent to the back by a clutch taking up torque at the axle. A selectable off-road also standard activates a descent system as well as ABS and ESP settings, and shift patterns your car have a DSG automatic

There’s plenty of gadgetry on the list, too, with assist, blind-spot monitoring, a system and a trick auto mode for the headlights among the fitted to our test car.

Engine options in the UK are limited to and 168bhp tunes of Volkswagen’s 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine, the with a six-speed manual as standard, the latter a six-speed DSG European buyers can choose a 208bhp TSI petrol model, gets the same engine as the mk6 GTI.

What’s it like to

From a Thrill of Driving not spectacular. But then this a car for clipping apexes in, it’s a practical estate car that’s than ready for tackling the weather conditions that are pushing people into And it’s here where the case is strong if you need AWD but don’t particularly want a driving position (or the difficulty of a two-and-a-bit ton bus), it could be perfect.

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It’ll change direction more precision than SUVs, and with little weight than a regular to shift, it can be hustled along and reasonably economically (the car averages 49.6mpg). It drives like any other Passat; the is supple, the steering nicely and body control is excellent. all very competent, just not captivating.

Same goes for the top-spec combination fitted to our test It’s not a setup to put fire in a belly, but it’s perfect for the While we weren’t able to it a proper off-road test some snowy and slushy to negotiate), its abundant torque and auto are sure to make tougher terrain a doddle.

How it compare?

Priced from £28,500 when sales in April, the Passat Alltrack undercut Audi’s entry-level A4 by around £3000. The slightly and slower Skoda Octavia costs £22,720 in 138bhp TDI though the Alltrack goes to justifying its healthy price with satnav, Alcantara trim and 18in alloys its standard kit. It’s a product that looks and suitably premium.

Anything else I need to

The Alltrack can tow an extra 200kg to a regular Passat (up from to 2000kg), so if you’ve a racecar or toy to transport, it’s a plusher-appointed and choice than a raggy old

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