Another new feature for the 2018 model year of the VW Passat is the new GT trim. This trim is the sportier version of the 2018 Passat, and with that comes an incredible increase in power. The GT trim generates an impressive 280 horsepower, as opposed to 174 hp for the base trim of the 2018 Passat.
Additionally, the 2018 Passat has a 6-speed transmission that comes standard with Tiptronic technology. This Tiptronic technology is a feature that allows the driver all of the conveniences of automatic transmission, with the fun and fuel efficiency of a manual transmission.
With this driver assistance package comes Forward Collision Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Traffic Alert. All of these use similar radar technology to prevent any possible threats of collision in the path of the driver. It is a great safety feature that, while may not seem necessary, can be incredibly useful every time you are in the vehicle.