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New Volkswagen Passat review - Passat forward
The new Passat picks up a few neat tricks from its elder brother, the Phaeton
By : Aneesh Shivanekar | Published : December 04, 2010 | Photos : Aneesh Shivanekar
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Of the host of features they’ve crammed into the Passat, here are some of the niftier, cooler and more useful ones — Park Assist, where an electronic brain squeezes you into a parking spot 25-40 cms more than the car’s dimensions, be it parallel or perpendicular parking. Works like a charm in real life. The xenons have Dynamic Light Assist, an intelligent lighting system that shapes and masks the light beam to assist your visibility without blinding oncoming traffic. Equally impressive is a first on a VW — city speed automatic emergency braking. Simply put, below 30 kph, if you don’t brake in time, it will brake for you using its radar cleverness. Impressive as it might be, it remains to be seen if and at what price this cutting-edge tech comes to our shores.

Less gadgety but useful nonetheless is the Lane Assist system, intelligent radar-guided Adaptive Cruise control and the ability to open its bootlid by gently kicking it’s butt, er, boot.

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  Posted by Sumon Kar at 11th January,2012
no prizes for guessing how the vw phaeton will look like. guess they just use the zoom function on their computers nowadays to design cars. The passat before this model was so beautiful with a combi of straight lines and curves. dont think that one ever made it to india!
  Posted by Rohan at 10th February,2011
Look at the car it is far more good looking than the old one.
  Posted by Jeff at 9th December,2010
I've driven the new Passat here in the United States and while it is certainly comfy, it has a horrible MS like fuel efficiency system. It fluctuates like a pendulum on drugs from 5.3 mpg to 160 mpg in less than 2 minutes.
  Posted by vipul at 6th December,2010
This is certainly better than all of those Camrys and Accords. They're so bland they make me puke. I will buy this
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