Made for the autobahn
This is the new Volkswagen Passat. On the surface it looks rather like the outgoing one-little has changed visually-but beneath it there are some pretty punchy tech upgrades.Headlining those is the slightly ambiguously named 'Travel Assist.' It's the
A boardroom on wheels
When you imagine the kind of car that a successful and busy business leader would drive, you'd probably picture him or her in a big and bold BMW or Mercedes-Benz that screams "I've made it." One German carmaker that
Was the Passat's return worth the wait?
I was exposed to Volkswagens early on in my life, which explains why I have a fondness for the brand. My dad's first car was a 1968 Beetle, which he still has to this day. We also had a Brasilia and
We just drove it to Batangas
We think the best way to get to know a car is to take it out on a road trip. There's nothing like a few hundred kilometers for you to become familiar with how it drives, appreciate its interior, and even
It has a massager for the driver
Luxury, comfort, extravagance--these are the first three words that spring to mind when you set your sights on the all-new Volkswagen Passat. Very few cars, if any, better personify the lifestyle of the working elite.From the simple yet sleek
This is how an effective gov't does things
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued Volkswagen AG a notice of violation, alleging that four-cylinder diesel VW and Audi cars from model years 2009 to 2015 have software that circumvents EPA emissions standards.It was discovered that when undergoing
A promising European midsize sedan
Volkswagens may not be a common sight on our roads, but this, we believe, is due to the unfamiliarity of our market to the German carmaker's lineup beyond the Beetle, as well as the deep entrenchment of the Japanese car brands.
The all-new Volkswagen Passat is coming
There was a time when midsize sedans reigned supreme in the Philippine automotive market. Mitsubishi Galant, Honda Accord, Nissan Cefiro, Mazda 626, Toyota Camry--remember those days? In the last 15 years or so, however, the segment has seen a dramatic decline
Which car do you think will win?
The World Car Awards has revealed the finalists for the five categories of its 2015 World Car of the Year awards:World Car of the Year Ford Mustang Mercedes-Benz C-Class Volkswagen Passat World Luxury Car BMW i8 Mercedes-Benz S-
Other new models coming this year
At Volkswagen Philippines' media appreciation night last Friday, chief operating adviser Klaus Schadewald revealed the new models that the company will launch in our market in 2015. "This year, we have many exciting plans that Filipinos will surely be glad to know,"
Are diesels more fuel-efficient than hybrids?
A Volkswagen Passat TDI has set a new Guinness World Record for fuel economy by traveling through 48 of the United States\' 50 states and recording a fuel mileage of 93.5mpg (39.751km/L).The midsize Volkswagen sedan set the record
Hypermiling at its finest
A Volkswagen Passat now holds the world record for traveling the farthest distance on a single tank of fuel by covering 2,616.95km, beating the previous record by a little over 160km.Driven by multiple fuel-efficiency record holders John and
Do you know which car is number one?
Have you ever paused and wondered what the best-selling automobiles of all time are? We have. In fact, we have even thought of doing our own list. But doing so is a little tricky. First, there's the issue of what
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