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China’s All-New Volkswagen Passat Previews What America Will Soon Get?

https://carbuzz.com/news/china-s-all-new-volkswagen-passat-previews-what-america-will-soon-get

 

Say goodbye to the current bland-looking Passat. Say hello to this stunner?

We’ve known for some time now that Volkswagen has been hard at work on an all-new North American market Passat. The current generation, built in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has been on sale since 2011. Compared to its immediate predecessor, the outgoing Passat is, in a word, bland, styling wise. It’s not that it was a bad car but it was very conservatively styled inside out. What’s more, it was designed and built specifically for North America while Europe received a more stylish and premium Passat. That won’t be the case for much longer.

Thanks to VW Vortex, we’re getting our first look at the newly revealed Chinese market Passat and the car you’re looking at is said to very much resemble what’s about to debut for the US.

Without question there’s lots of Arteon design influences throughout, especially up front and from a side profile. Despite having the familiar three-box sedan design, this new Passat is sleeker and unquestionably sexier than today’s car. Despite the sloped roofline, there’s still a traditional trunk as opposed to a liftback design. It’s also bigger than the Euro-spec Passat. For example, it’s about 3 inches longer and has roomier rear seat.

Speaking of which, note the quilted leather and fancy glass bottles in the center armrest cupholders. The cupholders will surely be on the US market version, but we’re not so sure about the upgraded upholstery rear seats. Remember, it’s very fashionable in China for owners to be chauffeured around town by a hired driver, hence the need for VW to upgrade the rear seats. It doesn’t work like that in America.

The new Passat will ride on VW’s MQB platform which also underpins the likes of the Arteon, Atlas, Jetta, and Europe’s Passat. Under the hood, there’s a good chance the VW will make further use of the same turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four with 268 hp found in the Arteon. It’s paired to an eight-speed automatic sending power to either the front or all four wheels. The Arteon’s US launch was recently delayed and isn’t expected to go on sale until early next year. The all-new Passat, however, will likely debut at either Los Angeles in late November or at Detroit in mid-January.

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Front grill change to vertical den quite like skoda Octavia haha

 

more like Skoda Superb instead.. Passat and Superb seem sibling/cousin..  [:p]

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Not a fan. The current passat looks better.

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Positive note: Design wise is very classy and should age well. 

 

Negativ: Very typical VW design without much design flair

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simple and elegant. Like.

 

unlike lexus that tries too hard to put on an alien looking grill.

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This brand is nothing but trouble. Will people still buy it?

You mean DSG trouble? A lot of VW on the road I see

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This brand is nothing but trouble. Will people still buy it?

Exactly the similar reason for Toyota for being boring which I don't consider at all too.

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This brand is nothing but trouble. Will people still buy it?

 

Nonsense... have you ever driven / owned one before?

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When a 2018 camry looks more interesting than a conti car...you know the fate of the car.

 

toyota-camry.jpg

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Nope. Will not even think of it. You have experience to share?

If that’s the case do not post unsubstantiated and unjustified comments on the brand. You are not fit to do so.

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If thatâs the case do not post unsubstantiated and unjustified comments on the brand. You are not fit to do so.

You have experience to share?

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When a 2018 camry looks more interesting than a conti car...you know the fate of the car.

 

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I have seen the Camry in one of the PI roadshow before and it’s really not as good as what you think. The quality of interior fit and finish is really low grade. I do not think a VW or any conti would be as bad. It is also quite “low tech”. Lol.

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The new US Jetta finally ditched the DSG for a traditional 8 speed autobox. If the same one is used for the passat then we'll finally be looking at more reliability

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