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2017 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition | new car sales price

Only 250 examples of the Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition will be sold in Australia.

Volkswagen has released a limited edition of its jacked-up Passat Alltrack wagon called the Wolfsburg Edition, priced from $54,990 before on-roads and boasting unique styling, adjustable ride settings and boosted levels of equipment.

The Wolfsburg Edition's exterior is differentiated from its regular Passat Alltrack sibling by 19-inch Albertville alloy wheels, a unique Crimson Red paint option, an all-LED lighting signature including headlights, tail-lights and daytime running lights, and Wolfsburg badging – but local examples will be limited to only 250.

If Crimson Red is not to your liking, the Wolfsburg Edition can also be optioned in white or metallic grey, two hues also available on the regular Passat Alltrack.

There have been no changes to the Wolfsburg Edition performance-wise.

Inside, the Wolfsburg Edition gains paddle shifters, tinted rear windows, piano black centre console, aluminium dash highlights, black headliner and the digital Active Info Display instrument cluster.

The new Passat Alltrack is able to adjust damping and steering settings to normal, sport or comfort though Volkswagen's Adaptive Chassis Control system.

All the features in the Wolfsburg Edition will set buyers back an additional $4200 over the regular Passat Alltrack, which is currently priced at $50,790 before on-roads.

Standard equipment across the two-variant range includes blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, automatically dimming rearview mirror, tri-zone climate control, heated front seats and an 8.0-inch touchscreen entertainment and control system with sat-nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities.

The Wolfsburg will be offered with driveaway pricing until the end of March, and the only available option is a $2000 panoramic sunroof.

There have been no changes to the Wolfsburg Edition performance-wise, with the new model carrying over the 140kW/400Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine in the regular Alltrack.

Befitting its off-road flavoured nature, power is sent to all four wheels via a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, while fuel consumption is rated at 5.4L/100km combined.

The new-generation Passat Alltrack was launched in Australia 12 months ago, selling a total of 617 units last year. In January 2017 it has managed to move 57 examples of the wagon-based SUV.

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