The low-slung coupé profile is similar to that of the sleek CLS, while the nose has a bold grille and swept-back headlamps. Pillarless doors and LED rear lights add extra class.
The beautifully built cabin, meanwhile, resembles that of the saloon, although it’s more sophisticated here. Fresh-look dials, plus a new steering wheel and switchgear, add to the ambience. There are two individual chairs in the back, making the Passat a strict four-seater, and despite the rakish roofline, only those over six feet will feel cramped.