Volkswagen has launched the VW Passat Limited Edition in the USA. This model replaces the Wolfsburg and SE models from the current model year. At a premium of US$1,555 over the S model, this model offers US$2,755 of additional equipment.
The Limited Edition model features 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, KESSY keyless access with push-button start, 8-way adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar, heated front seats, reverse parking camera, V-tex leatherette seating surfaces, touchscreen radio with SiriusXM Satellite Radio connectivity, 8-speaker sound system, chrome window surrounds, front foglamps and leather wrapping on the steering wheel, parking brake and gear shifter. All these features are offered as standard over the S model.
The Limited Edition model is plonked with a 1.8-litre turbocharged and direct-injection EA888 TSI four-cylinder engine. The petrol engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission which sends power to the front axle. EPA fuel economy ratings stand at 24 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.
The 2015 VW Passat Limited Edition starts at US$23,995 (MSRP exclusive of transportation charges).