The platform is the same, the design is completely new.
Although Volkswagen has recently come up with new SUV models such as T-Roc and T-Cross, it does not reduce the work of passenger cars. In this respect, the D-Segment sedan Passat’s new generation is being developed. The first teaser footage of the U.S. version of the new Passat, which is expected to be introduced in early 2019, has also appeared today.
The published teaser images are sketched one by one. When we examine these drawings, we can see that the vehicle will be much more sporty than today’s Passat. The front-facing front grille and the front headlamps that are integrated with it are also reminiscent of the company’s current model, Arteon. In addition, the overall design of the car is largely similar to the U.S. version of the 2019 Jetta.
If the new Passat looks bigger to you than before, your eyes do not deceive you. VW officials have stated that due to security rules in the United States, the US version of Passat will become bigger than before.
But under the changing body of the new Passat, the platform will remain the same as the current Passat. This means that the four-wheel drive option, which is expected by many, will not be available in the new generation. In addition, a completely electric Passat version is not expected for this reason. In addition, the V6 unit will no longer be available in the new Passat, among others.
“So why does Volkswagen continue to use the old Passat platform in the new Passat?”if you ask, as Kai Oltmann, Product Manager responsible for Passat, stated, the company has determined that the current Passat platform can meet all the needs of customers in its evaluations. That’s why there’s no need for a new platform.
The next generation of Passat, which is expected to have more equipment than ever, is expected to be officially introduced in a few months. Sales are expected to begin in mid-2019. But let us remind you that all the information on this news is valid for the US version of VW Passat. Because in the European version, everything will be different from the vehicle’s introduction to the engine options.