Volkswagen has announced the UK price list of the new 2012 Passat Alltrack. Esentially, the vehicle features raised ride height, 4MOTION four-wheel drive and rugged body enhancements.

It is based on the popular and versatile Passat Estate, but offers better agility off-road. The vehicle is available in only one trim level in the UK with a choice of two engines: a 2.0 liter 140PS TDI with 6-speed manual gearbox starting at £28 475 OTR and a 2.0 liter 170PS TDI with 6-speed DSG transmission, which is £31 025.

Standard equipment includes Alcantara upholstery, 2Zone electronic climate control, RNS 315 touchscreen satellite navigation, DAB radio, MDI iPod connectivity, Bluetooth telephone preparation, cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, tyre pressure monitoring system and 18" Canyon alloy wheels.  A Driver Alert System that monitors the driver's responses to raise awareness of fatigue is also standard, as is ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme).

The options list can add High Beam Assist, which automatically controls dipping of the headlights; Side Scan Lane Change Assist, which monitors the vehicle's blind spot; Lane Assist; ACC Adaptive Chassis Control; Automatic Distance Control with City Emergency Braking function; Park Assist (second generation); an interior ambient lighting pack; a rear-view camera; and an electrically deployed towbar.

The 2012 Passat Alltrack boasts a generous towing capacity of 2 000 kg, which is 200 kg more than an equivalent Passat Estate.

Check out the price list below.

2012 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack UK

Volkswagen Passat Alltrack model line-up and pricing

Model Engine derivative CO2, g/km Combined mpg Price, £ RRP OTR
Passat Alltrack 2.0-litre TDI 140 PS 6 spd manual 150 49.6 28,475
Passat Alltrack 2.0-litre TDI 170 PS 6 spd DSG 155 47.9 31,025

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Source: Volkswagen