Volkswagen Passat bags the prestigious 2012 Car of the Year award, as per the official press release from Motor Trend. The declaration was made during a live press conference at the Los Angeles International Auto Show, where thousands of Volkswagen lovers watched as the new Passat was honored as the most impressive car of 2012.
Volkswagen Passat beat 35 all new and thoroughly re-designed other vehicles from different parts of the world including Japan, Europe and America. This all new American made 2012 model from Volkswagen got the edge over the other contenders due to its superior performances in track based rides, handling tests, real world evaluations including driving on the city streets, two lane roads as well as on the freeways. According to the Motor Trend Editor-in-Chief Angus MacKenzie, the Volkswagen Passat got the edge due to its spacious interior and its perfectly tuned chassis as he also considers this as an exquisite-looking great family sedan. Now let’s look at the most exciting features of 2012’s Car of the Year.
Simple but Ultra Advanced
The car lovers cannot take their eyes off the new Volkswagen Passat thanks to its ultra-advanced design. The most remarkable feature of the car is that its design is extremely simple and clean without any of the unnecessary additions that other modern cars usually have. The interior of the car is also extremely simple with an elegant look while the controls and instruments are also highly usable by a newbie car user. However, with its simplicity what the genuine car lovers would love to see is that its finishing touches are just beyond words. The real beauty of this car is that you can definitely use it for all the purposes you might have, but you can show it off also because it has a finishing that is only seen on those highly expensive luxury cars.
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The Passat is powered with 2.5 liter five-cylinder gas-engine which comes with a V-6 or an extremely proficient turbo diesel which is a dream-come-true for the Volkswagen lovers. These features will also include the ultra-smooth auto-manual unit with the efficient dual clutch option which will give some extra boost to the car. The powertrains seamlessly matches with the other features of this car which will make any Passat owner extremely proud.
The Most Efficient Car of the Year
The Passat is highly efficient car which might just well suite your purpose. The versatile powertrain with the 2.5 liter five-cylinder engine gives this product of Volkswagen a great leap ahead in the matter of mileage. According to the Motor Trend experts, the car gave an impressive 26.5 mpg during the testing period, while the extra turbo diesel that comes with the car also gave another impressive average of 34.3 mpg. This is by far the finest fuel economy stats as far as this year’s other cars are concerned, the Motor Trend experts confirmed.
The Coolest and the Safest
The Volkswagen Passat is by far the coolest and the safest car of 2012. Thanks to the standard safety gadgets that are included in the car to avoid any kind of accidental damages, this car stands out in the long list of most dashing cars built till this day. The impressive stability control feature with tire pressure monitoring and brake-assist as well as the 6 safety airbags, the new Passat of 2012 will keep you safe, secure, fashionable and comfortable wherever you go.