The front and rear bumpers, radiator grille and Passat logo, now located centrally at the rear, have all been redesigned. In addition, new LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, LED fog lights, and LED tail light clusters ensure a distinctive light design.
Benefits of the IQ.LIGHT – LED matrix headlights include interactive light control, making night driving safer and easier. Two LED projection systems provide dipped and main beam lighting. The turn signal, daytime running light, and side light are also realised with LEDs. The LEDs on the turn signal with their “wipe” effect are arranged as a narrow horizontal stripe at the top within the headlight. These act as daytime running lights when the turn signal is not in use. The LEDs in the daytime running light also form the side light when dimmed.
The driver switches on the automatic daytime headlights using Dynamic Light Assist. The Passat itself deals with everything else: dimming, main beam activation, city lighting, motorway light. Automatically.
LEDs are the preferred light source even in the basic variants. The dipped beam and main beam as well as the daytime running lights and side lights are implemented using daylight white LEDs in the standard headlight. In addition, the combined fog and cornering light in the bumper optimises visibility using LED technology. The tail light clusters at the rear are equipped exclusively with LEDs. The LED tail lights are also fitted with a turn signal wipe function in the top-of-the-range model.