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Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition 2017 pricing and spec confirmed

Thanks to some initial success, the Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition has returned for another 250-unit run.

Following its sell-out run earlier this year, Volkswagen Australia has moved to import a further 250 examples of the Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition, with the special model on sale now from the same $54,990 before on-road costs price as before.

However, this version is distinguished by several 2018 model year updates, including a 9.2-inch 'Discover Pro' multimedia system with gesture and media control, two front USB ports, front and rear low-speed (1.5-10km/h) autonomous braking, and electric front seats with memory and easy entry/exit functions.

These add to the Wolfsburg Edition's carry-over equipment levels, which extend to 19-inch 'Albertville' alloy wheels, LED headlights with daytime running lights  (DRLs), LED tail-lights, tinted rear windows, 'Wolfsburg' badging and adaptive chassis control.

Inside, upgrades include black nappa leather upholstery, 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster,  ambient interior lighting, 'Titanium black' roofliner, brushed aluminium dash inserts, 'Piano Black' centre console, and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

the Wolfsburg Edition employs the same 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine, which develops 140kW of power from 3500-4000rpm and 400Nm of torque between 1750-3000rpm.

Options extend to a panoramic sunroof ($2000) and either 'Atlantic Blue' or 'Manganese Grey' metallic paint ($700). The third exterior colour choice is 'Pure White', which is a no-cost option.

Based on the $50,790 140TDI – the only full-time Passat Alltrack variant sold in Australia – the Wolfsburg Edition employs the same 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine, which develops 140kW of power from 3500-4000rpm and 400Nm of torque between 1750-3000rpm.

Volkswagen's '4Motion' system sends drive to all four wheels via a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, with a claimed fuel consumption figure of 5.4L/100km on the combined cycle test.

The 140TDI is already equipped with tri-zone climate control, adaptive cruise control, satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated front seats, AEB, rear-cross traffic alert, reversing camera, blind-spot monitoring, lane keep assist and nine airbags.

Volkswagen's high-riding wagon has managed 465 local sales this year (to the end of July), representing an 18.6 per cent increase over the 392 units the German carmaker sold during the same period in 2016.

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