The Volkswagen Passat Alltrack estate is entirely brand new, but the concept – an off-road estate vehicle – is at least thirty years old, and was indeed originated by VW themselves. The previous generation version of this car debuted a technology called Syncro, which is also thirty years old.
But fast forward to 2016, and if you have a tick list for what you expect to see from a top-quality family estate these days, this Passat estate ticks a lot of boxes: It’s family friendly, has decent off-road ability, it’s practical, and it’s big.
Even better, it’s the ideal tow car that has more power than a bull.
VW have also managed to transfer the austere styling of the Passat saloon to the estate, too. OSV takes a closer look at what it’s all about with our Volkswagen Passat Alltrack diesel estate review.