UAE gets the 2020 Volkswagen Passat facelift

22 Aug 2019

The United Arab Emirates is finally getting the new 2020 Volkswagen Passat facelift, along with the KSA and the GCC. The current version of the Volkswagen Passat has actually been around for quite some time now, around eight years in total, meaning that the 2020 model comes with some badly needed upgrades in the interior and the exterior facelift, as well as gaining extra safety features and new technology. The exterior of the new-look 2020 Volkswagen Passat comes with a brand-new front fascia that has a larger front grille in addition to slim LED headquarters and much larger air vents in the bumper. 

Residents of the UAE will also find the new 2020 Volkswagen Passat facelift being offered to them in an array of variants, beginning with the Trendline model, which has also been given a number of upgrades in order to include new features such as standard eco-LED headlights and LED taillights. Also available to UAE residents are the Comfortline model, which offers 17-inch alloy wheels as well as a leather steering wheel, and the Highline, which provides standard 18-inch alloy wheels in addition to leather sport seats. 

The interior of the vehicle is also likely to delight buyers in the UAE, with the inclusion of a brand-new instrument panel with a more contemporary look and feel, together with a glass-covered infotainment touchscreen. The new interior design is then complemented with better-quality new colours and new materials. All Passat models also now come with Volkswagen’s Car-Net App-Connect technology as standard, which is able to integrate compatible smartphones with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink, the three biggest platforms, making it possible to access certain apps from the infotainment screen. However, there are no changes beneath the bonnet of the vehicle, with the 2020 Volkswagen Passat facelift featuring the same 170hp 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine that is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, as was the case in its previous incarnation. 

It is compulsory by law for people who drive vehicles in the UAE to have car insurance, so whether you are intending to purchase the new 2020 Volkswagen Passat facelift or some other vehicle, it is important to ensure that you have at least the basic insurance cover package to guarantee that you meet that legal obligation. The average insurance rate for motor vehicles that cost over AED300,000 in Dubai is around 2.75%. Vehicles that cost between AED100,000 and AED300,000 have an average rate of 3%, and vehicles that cost less than AED100,000 have an average premium cost of 3.25%.

There are a number of different types of car insurance in the UAE, from the legally obligated basic package to comprehensive motor insurance, which offers a complete package for your motor vehicle, covering any and all damages that result from accidents, fire or theft as well as damages that are the result of another party.