Volkswagen Ups Tech, Safety Features for 2020

02-volkswagen-passat-2020-CL.jpg 2020 Volkswagen Passat | photo by Christian Lantry

Volkswagen redesigned the Passat for 2020, and other models are getting slight updates for the new model year. The automaker is adding more standard safety features to its lineup, as well as standard Wi-Fi and wireless charging on many vehicles.

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All versions of the Atlas SUV, Arteon sedan, Golf and GTI hatchbacks, Jetta and Jetta GLI sedan, and Tiguan SUV get the next generation of Volkswagen’s Car-Net connectivity system, as well as in-car Wi-Fi capability when you subscribe to a data plan.

Models that now include standard wireless device charging include 2020 Jetta SEL and SEL Premium models, as well as Autobahn models of the Jetta GLI. Wireless charging is available for the Tiguan lineup starting with the SE trim.

In safety news, Volkswagen is making many active safety features standard across its lineup. For the 2020 Tiguan, front assist (forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking), side assist and rear traffic alert systems are now standard on all models.

For 2020, the e-Golf, which is available is SE and SEL Premium trims, also adds standard equipment. The Driver Assistance Package, which was previously optional, is now standard, and includes front assist, blind spot monitor, rear traffic alert and adaptive cruise control.

Similarly, front assist, blind spot monitor and rear traffic alert are now standard equipment on all 2020 GTI models.

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