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No rock-hopper but VW's Passat Alltrack has a skill set that works

Volkswagen logo25 Feb 2016

By STUART MARTIN

WHILE it might not quite live up to the name when it comes to traversing all tracks, the Bush Tucker version of the Volkswagen Passat wagon doesn't shirk a detour off the bitumen.

Equipment upgrades in line with the road-going family wagon, as well as some model-specific additions to help it when traction, have added a quietly effective string to the Passat's bow.

It is priced $7900 more than the mechanically related Skoda Octavia Scout 135TDI diesel 4x4 and $1300 more than the most expensive (petrol) Subaru Outback, which beats the German for clearance, but the Alltrack packs more cargo space, higher outputs and a lower thirst.

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Model release date: 1 February 2016

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