Perhaps the Volkswagen Passat B8 is the last incarnation of this almost cult car in many circles. The current version is only limited edition, and the future is bleak, so if someone wants to have a new Passat B8 in his garage, he should look around the market now.
It makes no sense to write about the Passat model, because everyone has had time to get to know this car in every variant, and there were a lot of them in this generation. It’s a pity that the brand has decided to limit the offering to a minimum, and eventually stop it altogether. By the way, it is worth mentioning that the Passat B8, after other passenger cars of the Volkswagen Group, such as the Volkswagen Golf Mk7, is based on an extended variant of the MQB platform. To reduce weight, lightweight materials such as aluminum and vacuum steel were used. According to Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn, the B8 was supposed to be “a great car without a high price”. There is something in it, because the car in the top versions offered a lot of comfort and was perfect for long journeys.
None of the famous models of Volkswagen guaranteed a stylistic revolution from generation to generation, but technically the “eight” was a real success. In addition to the MQB platform mentioned above, which allowed the cheap and fast design of new generations, many modern support and safety systems appeared in the interior. In terms of exterior design, it is simply elegant, even powerful, and in the higher trim levels with the R Line package, even sportier. Continuous and predictable cruise control that offers an alternative to autonomous driving, a top-of-the-line display, a good sound set, comfortable seats, a large selection of optional equipment, etc. All this means that you can find models configured in such a way variety on the market.