Volkswagen's long-running family car is now in the country and is available in two trim levels. Taking on the stalwarts of the midsize segment like the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, the 2015 European Car of The Year features a sophisticated exterior paired with a well-equipped cabin. It is also well-appointed in terms of safety and driver aids as it gets front,side and curtain airbags, Dynamic Cornering Lights and Driver Alert System as such. All variants are driven by a 2.0-liter TSI gasoline engine that is mated to a 6-speed dual clutch gearbox.
As the former VW chairman put it, the 2016 Passat is a "premium car without the premium price". While it still does carry a slight premium (PhP 2,759,000) over Japanese competitors locally, the Passat Business Edition does present a serious alternative with its modern infotainment and lively powertain, while giving a more "German" driving feel.