Highline is a special grade of Volkswagen Passat which offers tons of equipment for a small premium over the normal grades. The latest version of it for Passat and Passat Estate is now on sale in the UK, starting at £20,970 for the 1.4-litre TSI 122 PS. That is £500 more than the SE, but it offers – says VW – £1,680 worth of extras.
The Highline package adds RNS 315 touchscreen satellite navigation unit, front and rear parking sensors, 2Zone climate control and stylish 17-inch ‘Sao Paolo’ alloy wheels. That is in addition to the Passat’s standard kit, including a Driver Alert System that monitors for signs of fatigue, DAB digital radio and Bluetooth.
Passat Highline also has cruise control, a flat tyre indicator, auto-dimming rear-view mirror and a six-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support. So in short you get a fully-loaded car for just about 21 grand.
To put the value of Highline package in perspective, that sat nav costs £750 as an standalone option, while parking sensors cost £430, and the climate control 500 quid.
The range of engines available for this model include 1.4-litre TSI 122 PS and 1.8-litre TSI 160 PS petrols, and 1.6-litre TDI 105 PS and 2.0-litre TDI 140 PS diesels.