→ The first vehicles off the production line of the new 2020 Passat are delivered in Qatar
→ New Passat offers more of what matters: bolder design, upgraded technology and enhanced access to convenience and driver-assistance features
→ Retail prices start from QAR 89,900
22 July 2019 – Qatar is always at the forefront; The first-ever delivery of the US-built 2020 Volkswagen Passat Facelift arrives in Qatar – the first market in the Middle East and the world to receive the new model. The new Passat, built in the Volkswagen Chattanooga Assembly Plant, presents an impressive and bold new redesign as it arrives in the Middle East before any other global market.
Q-Auto, the official dealer of Volkswagen in Qatar, welcomes the new 2020 Passat to the region with three offerings of different variants and prices to suit a wide range of customers.
Over eight years ago, Volkswagen completely overhauled the midsize sedan to include more interior space and modern comforts, combined with the company’s signature fun-to-drive nature. Building on this success, the new Passat of today offers more of what matters to the modern customer; a bold design, upgraded technology and enhanced access to convenience and driver-assistance features.
Victor Dalmau, Managing Director for Volkswagen Middle East said: “The sedan market plays an important role in this region. Last year, the previous Passat model made up nearly 20% of Volkswagen Middle East total sales, highlighting the importance of sedan in this region and that this model is a popular choice for customers and businesses alike. So we are delighted to welcome a new and upgraded Passat – one of Volkswagen’s key iconic vehicles. It allows our customers to drive a premium German-engineered car at an affordable price and has long resonated with buyers for its combination of comfort, reliability and driving dynamics.
The 2020 Passat will be offered in a range of variants starting from the classic Trendline model which has been upgraded to include features such as daytime eco-LED headlights and LED taillights as standard, to the Comfortline model with 17 inch alloy wheels and automatic air-conditioning system, up to the Highline which comes with 18 inch alloy wheels as standard and leather sport seats.
Inside, the Passat combines a sophisticated new design and upgraded technology. The cockpit features a horizontal design, incorporating air vents that flow across the dash in a style reminiscent of premium models. A new, more contemporary instrument panel has been fitted, along with a new glass-covered infotainment touchscreen. Complementing the new interior design are new colours and premium materials.
Every Passat also comes with standard Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect technology, which integrates compatible smartphones with the three major platforms—Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ and MirrorLink®—making select apps accessible from the infotainment screen.
To find out more information, visit Q-Auto showroom or www.volkswagen-qatar.com
Ahmed Shariefi, Director of Operation for Q-Auto said: “This car represents where Volkswagen as a brand is heading in terms of technology and innovations. We are extremely excited to receive the car here in Qatar, as quality, luxury, safety and technology are all crucial factors for our customers and our market place.”