VW no longer sell Passat in Britain and its replacement is the ID 7 in saloon and estate variants. It’s a big car with the saloon at 4.9m. VW have resisted the temptation to give it drag racing acceleration but by comparison to the outgoing Passat it’s still in the “nippy” class. Range under test conditions is nearly 400m, so it should have a useful real world range. VW have listened to feedback and its controls are far more accessible via the touch screen. And the touch slider control lights up at night!. At £50k and upwards it’s no budget car. The saloon has a tow rating of 1200kg, which given the size and weight of the ID7 isn’t likely to be attractive to many caravanners.