Hitting the automotive scene hard with fresh new styles and concepts in a competitive market is the automaker Volkswagen. The translation of the word Volkswagen is “the people’s car.” Over the years, the Volkswagen brand has always been known for their German technology, engineering, and most of all, reliability. But to some consumers, it has come off as being too expensive and overpriced than most automakers who are dominating the market. To the average Urban Island consumer, we don’t know much about the brand. So why, then, would it be a vehicle of interest to us? This past weekend, we tested out the Volkswagen Passat 2012. It was a treat and it’s time to put you up on game on why it’s a fly vehicle.
Why a Volkswagen Passat?
Driving up to the Santa Clarita valley was easy on the roads. You can feel the smoothness of the Passat on the freeway. It gets 31 mpg in the city and 43 on the highway. That means that on the freeway when you want to take a roadtrip because a relative is getting married in another state, this is a great whip to consider because the mileage on a full tank will range close to 800 miles. It’s cost effective and the leader in leg room in its class. Many Polynesians are generally tall in stature and are solid people, so it’s important to always look at the leg room and how much space you have inside that can offer a comfortable ride. Winning the award for having the most back seat leg room is what Volkswagen has carefully thought out and executed for their consumers. This 2.5L engine was built by drivers for drivers. Understanding that is easy to relate too, because once again, it’s a people car.
What’s good on the inside?
Germans are known for being leaders in automotive engineering for obvious reasons. The interior of the Passat has precise craftsmanship. From the wood trimming to the metallic lining, the aesthetics are very clean and not so aerodynamically busy. The navigation system keeps you informed on the road when you’re about to turn. The Fender audio system keeps your music lit and live all the time. Listening to the sounds of Urban Island Reggae sensation Fiji is definitely a plus because you can hear the instruments of the drum beats, trumpets, and acoustics clear through the sound system like a live performance.
Is it safe when you’re on the go?
Polynesians take pride in their families and their extracurricular activities whether it’s attending a Saturday rugby tournament or dropping off their children at the Nonosina Tahitian dance studio. It’s busy and hectic and safety is what parents want to be reassured about. From being awarded the 2011 Top Safety Pick of the Year, the Passat includes tire pressure monitoring system, a crash-optimized front end, and an intelligent crash response system to ensure the quality of safety while driving. Because it’s a vehicle built for the people, the Passat is a first-class safety car hands down.
Bringing their manufacturing factory to the U.S., Volkswagen has built their vehicles in Chattanooga, Tennessee. What’s hot about that is that it becomes affordable to the average consumer making the Passat very competitively priced starting at $19,995. For a whip that’s got the best engineering, first-class safety, leg room and space that Polynesians can appreciate, and gas consumption that can take you for a long distance drive, the Passat is a car that is the high chief in its class. The Passat is more than just a people’s car, it’s a people’s champ and precision on wheels, and that’s WhatItDo!
For more information on the Volkswagen Passat, please visit their official website.
Review by: Elizabeth Lavulo
*Urban Island Song Choice for the Volkswagen Passat 2012 – Fiji Featuring Peetah Morgan Rock & Come In
*Photos courtesy of Volkswagen
*YouTube video courtesy of jaycen29