Details for the upgraded 2018 model-year Volkswagen Passat and Tiguan ranges have been released this week, via new brochures on the company's Australian website.
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While we're waiting to get the official word from Volkswagen Australia, keen-eyed CarAdvice reader, Nick, spotted the updates while configuring a Tiguan on the company's local online configurator.

For the Passat, the update appears to be limited to the addition of the company's new 9.2-inch infotainment system with satellite navigation on all models bar the entry-level 132TSI, as previewed on the limited-run Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition (above).

However, the brochure for the standard Passat Alltrack doesn't appear to be available at this stage, still only listing specifications for the 2017 model year.

Meanwhile, the Tiguan also gets the new 9.2-inch infotainment system as standard on the flagship Highline grade - offered with both 162TSI petrol and 140TDI diesel engines - along with the availability of Traffic Jam Assist as part of the optional Driver Assistance Package, utilising the adaptive cruise control function to semi-autonomously accelerate, brake and steer at speeds below 60km/h.

Additionally, the Front Assist system with city-speed autonomous emergency braking (AEB) now gets a pedestrian detection function.

Stay tuned to CarAdvice for an update once we get an official announcement from Volkswagen Australia, along with further details of the updated Passat and Tiguan ranges.

Thanks Nick for the tip!