- Passat Connect app connects the smartphone to the car via the ‘plug and play’ dongle
- Mechanically unchanged
- Available in CL and HL variants
German car manufacturer Volkswagen has introduced the Passat Connect at a special starting price of Rs 25.99 lakhs. The Connect system is an intelligent connected vehicle assistant system that allows users to experience advanced connected features such as trip tracking, fuel cost monitoring, driving behaviour, SOS call and more. The Passat Connect is available in CL and HL variants.
The interactive ‘Connect’ app connects the smartphone to the car via the ‘plug and play’ dongle fitted to the onboard diagnostics (OBD) port of the car. The installed device connects to the smartphone via Bluetooth and gives out vital details in terms of trip tracking, fuel cost monitoring, driving behaviour, location sharing, making an SOS call and booking a service appointment. The Connect app is compatible with both Android and iOS platforms. Mechanically, the vehicle continues to be powered by the existing 2.0-litre diesel engine option.
Speaking on the occasion, Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger, Cars said, “The Volkswagen Passat is made for perfectionists filled with path-breaking technologies to make life easier. With the all-new Passat Connect, Volkswagen aims to further transform and enhance the customer driving experience. The Volkswagen Connect will empower our customers to manage a host of services such as driving behaviour analysis, trip tracking, fuel cost monitoring, and other convenient features available on their fingertips.”
The ex-showroom prices for the Passat Connect are as follows –
CL – Rs 25.99 lakhs
HL – Rs 28.99 lakhs