The Passat Offers a Convenient Hands-free Option for Opening the Trunk

July 12th, 2016 by

Easy Open Trunk

How Easy Open Trunk works on the 2016 VW Passat

You’re walking out to your car parked neatly in your driveway. You are carrying a load of luggage around each arm, and your dog is running around your legs. You need to open the trunk to start loading up the family sedan, but you forgot to remove the keys from your pocket. With a hefty sigh and a roll of your eyes, you drop the luggage beside the car so you can free a hand to dig for the keys. CRUNCH. Oh boy. Now you’ve done it. That sound came from your daughter’s bag, and she is not going to be happy that you just broke some of her items. If only an easier way existed for you to open the trunk of your car hands-free. With the 2016 Volkswagen Passat, that is possible. Keep reading to learn how Easy Open Trunk works on the 2016 VW Passat.

Hands-free trunk on the VW Passat Easy Open Trunk

Some days you have your hands full. Volkswagen knows this, and it has offered a way to make things just a little bit easier for its drivers. The 2016 Passat comes with a convenient feature called Easy Open Trunk. Just as it sounds, it is very easy to use, as long as your keys and key fob are with you. If you have your key fob anywhere on you, all you need to do is walk up to the rear of the Passat, swing your foot under the center of the rear bumper, and voila! The trunk will open. That’s all there is to it!

2016 Volkswagen Passat trunk options

If that does not work, you do still have some older trunk-opening options at your disposal. You may press and hold the trunk button on your key fob if your hands are free and you are able to do so. Even more old fashioned, you can open your driver’s side front door and pull the trunk switch. Volkswagen has given you options, so hopefully with a 2016 Passat, luggage loading calamities can be avoided! Keep in touch with the Owens Murphy Volkswagen blog for more tips and tricks!