The all-new facelifted Passat has been unveiled! The 2019 Passat has been announced to open for order on Tuesday 9th July. The Passat 2019 will be the very first Volkswagen to offer ‘Travel Assist’– semi-automated driving at cruising speed. This new feature works in conjunction with smart adaptive cruise control, will analyse and respond to speed limits, corners and junctions and operates at speeds of up to 130mph.
The new Passat will also be the first brand model worldwide with a capacitive steering wheel. This detects touch by the driver, providing an interactive interface to systems. The car also includes Emergency Steering Assist, increasing safety with the capability of performing evasive manoeuvres through braking. These changes will be combined with the addition of IQ.LIGHT – LED matrix headlights, which have only featured on Touareg so far.
The ‘always on’ infotainment system has an integrated SIM-card and will allow customers to connect their iPhones wirelessly to Apple CarPlay for the first time. Other features include the integration of music streaming services, internet radio, voice control and the use of smartphones to unlock and start your car.
The range of the Passat has also been enhanced, with large improvements coming to the GTE hybrid line, now capable of around 34 miles on pure electric. That’s around 12 miles more than the current GTE. The Passat’s petrol line will range from 148PS up to 268PS, with diesel options producing between 118PS and 237PS. Efficiency has also been improved with the introduction of exhaust-particulate filters, allowing the car to produce approximately 10g/km less C02 emissions than before.
The 2019 Volkswagen Passat is set to open for order on the 9th July. For more information on the Passat range contact your local dealership.
All vehicles that are sold by the Vindis Group are subject to an administrative / preparation fee of £90 inc VAT. For new vehicles this charge covers the cost of mechanically preparing the vehicle for delivery, the administration of new ownership documentation and final preparation for customer handover.
For used vehicles, this charge covers a full history and provenance check prior to being advertised for sale ensuring no financial risk or charge has been levied against the vehicle, that the vehicle has never been written off or stolen and final preparation for customer handover.
Vindis Group believe this level of preparation is crucial in ensuring we provide the highest level of customer satisfaction, for which the Vindis Group is renowned for.
For this reason, and in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as of 6.00pm 23/03/2020 we made the decision to temporarily close all Vindis showrooms to members of the public. Whist we know this may cause some disappointment, our priority is to protect the well-being of our employees and customers in line with the latest Government guidance. For customers due to take delivery of your new vehicle we will be in contact and will aim to complete your transaction in a safe and compliant manner.
For those customers that are booked in for Aftersales care, all bookings other than those for Key Workers (as identified by the Government’s latest listings), urgent MOT’s and breakdowns are in the process of being cancelled; and each existing booking will have been confirmed with our team in advance of your visit to site. For other routine service and maintenance items, we will be in touch to re-arrange your booking for as soon as we re-open.
In order to facilitate the above, we have opened selected workshops to conduct this work, and all other dealerships are completely closed:
Huntingdon Volkswagen remains open and will conduct service work for Peterborough Audi, Huntingdon Audi and Huntingdon Van Centre Vindis Cambridge Service Centre remains open and will also conduct service work for Cambridge Volkswagen, SKODA Cambridge, SKODA Bury St. Edmunds, Fakenham Volkswagen and Cambridge Audi Bedford Audi remains open and will also conduct work for Bedford Volkswagen and Milton Keynes SEAT Northampton Van Centre remains open and will conduct work also for Northampton Audi and Milton Keynes SEAT
In order to protect both you and our staff, upon arrival, please follow the instructions on the door in order to gain access. Additionally, it is vital that we ask that you do not attend any of our sites without having had a clear and specific communication that you qualify under one of the above guidelines, and we thank you in advance for complying with this difficult and possibly disruptive decision. Please also note that we have amended our service opening hours during this period to 08:30 – 17:30 Monday to Friday and closed during weekends.
Finally, although our showrooms are closed, should you wish to contact us we would be delighted to help you remotely in anyway possible; the best methods in which to contact us is either via email or through the live chat function found on our main Vindis Group website.
Please stay safe through this unprecedented period and we know that by working together, we will come through this stronger.