The Volkswagen Passat is an impressive car released at an inopportune time for the brand globally. The engine troubles afflicting the German brand shouldn't detract from the inherent quality of this sedan.
Medium/large cars coming in 2016
Mainstream medium/large cars
Ford Falcon XR Sprint – Q1
Skoda Superb – Q1
Volkswagen Passat Alltrack – Q1
Subaru Levorg – mid 2016
Hyundai / Genesis G80 rebranding – late 2016/early 2017
Luxury medium/large cars
Audi A4 sedan – February
Audi A4 Avant – March/April
Infiniti Q70 update – February
Jaguar XF – February
Lexus GS F – February
BMW 750i/750iL – March
Jaguar XJ – March
BMW 330e – May
BMW M4 GTS – June
Audi RS6 Avant Performance, RS7 Sportback Performance – Q2
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Plug-in – Q2
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-in – Q2
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe – Q2
Jaguar XE update (infotainment) – first half
Audi S8 Plus – mid 2016
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet – Q3
Infiniti Q60 – Q4
Mercedes-Benz E-Class – Q4
Volvo S90 – Q4
BMW 3 Series GT update – second half
BMW 4 Series update – second half
Infiniti Q50 update – second half
Audi S4 sedan and Avant – late 2016
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet – late 2016/early 2017...
Details of the new and updated Volkswagen models launching in Australia in 2016.
Passat Alltrack — Q1
The rugged B8 Passat wagon-based Alltrack crossover will arrive in Australia by March, complementing the smaller Golf Alltrack and giving VW a rather unique crossover SUV offering...
5-Star safety rating for Toyota Fortuner, Ford Everest, Toyota LandCruiser 200, Volvo XC90, Ford Ranger MkII, Volkswagen Passat, Lexus IS
A quartet of brand-new models have picked up five-star ratings in the latest round of crash safety testing with the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), while three others have had their top marks renewed...
The all-new Volkswagen Passat sedan and wagon have finally arrived in Australia, with the company hopeful of increasing its share of the stagnant mid-sized passenger car market.
The German answer to the Mazda 6, Ford Mondeo, Hyundai Sonata and Subaru Liberty has been given a wholesale makeover for its ‘B8’ generation, being essentially new from the ground up...
One morning, you wake up, and realise you are one suction cup short of a "Baby on Board" sign. It hits you. Perspectives must shift. Unfortunately, when my wife fell pregnant, there was no magic switch that flicked off my innate love of fast, great handling, sports cars. This lead a colossal conundrum; what car to buy now! Is it Tarago-time?
Enter Volkswagen's Passat R36 wagon...
I had this sedan for 3 years now. Build quality was very good with no sign of any rattles or squeaks initially, with time it started rattling and squeaking in the roof and dashboard areas. Dashboard insert was replaced during the short (3 Yr) Warranty period, but now I am stuck with more issues and being unable to pay for the fix...
I bought this demo car from one of the Vw dealers. Being demo, with very low mileage, this feels like an new car but ideal for long time. It looks sleek, super. It is my first diesel car. Powerful enough. The noise is bigger patrol one, but not as big as I anticipated.
With full tank, it well supports city and suburban driving, for 900 KM plus...
As a new car, this one might not be the most cost effective. It costs around $55,000 and it might not be the best value for money car. Specially considering the "usually" more expensive dealer maintenance costs. However, wait a couple of years to buy it, and this car will come as a dark horse.
It drops to 50% or its original value...