After eight generations of trying and almost 20 million cars sold, has the new Bi-TDI estate finally shone the light of coolness onto the VW Passat?
Just like the record-selling Golf and Beetle, this stodgy family-mover has grafted its way into our hearts over the years as a solid and practical buy.
I’ve always enjoy driving Passats but there’s never been one that sets the pulses racing – until now.
Yes, the new GT isn’t just refined, efficient and accomplished – it might even be called exciting when compared to its drab predecessor.
It’s been a long time coming but congratulations Volkswagen. You’ve finally given birth to a pretty estate car!