On the American market, the sedan will be released in the middle of this year.
The new generation sedan designed for the American market, declassified before the official premiere.
The model changed the design of the exterior and interior.
Sketches of the American version of Passat, a new generation Volkswagen is distributed at the end of last year. The official premiere of model will take place in a few hours, it will be held in the framework of the Detroit motor show. However, even before the opening of the exhibition in the Network posted photos of the brand “chetyrehdverki”.
Recall that in North America and China represented a very different Passat, not the one that’s available in other markets. Thus, a global model of current eighth generation (debuted in 2014) built on the platform MQB, it is released in the body “sedan” and “wagon” (car index – B8). Designed for America and China version exists only in the form of “chetyrehdverki”, it is produced from 2011, it is based on the “cart” PQ46 (index of such a vehicle – NMS, that is, the New Midsize Sedan).
The Chinese Passat has a change of generation in 2018, it is also transferred to the MQB. But in the States sedan 2020 model year kept the “truck” PQ46. In the American division of Volkswagen does not hide the fact that such a decision went out of savings: the segment of passenger cars in the United States is still declining, and the company does not see sense to spend money on a new platform.
Externally, the American version is almost completely copies the “celestial” version, the difference is in the details: for example, slightly different grille and other rear lights and trunk lid disappeared chrome strip. By the way, leaked photos captured Passat-2020 with the package R-Line, the features of such machines – more aggressive front bumper and the original two-tone wheels.
If the Chinese Passat the interior is completely redrawn, then the “American” was only redesigned front panel (air vents now-style global model) and “tidy” plus “cityradio” has got a new multimedia system. In the equipment list of the Passat NMS also includes adaptive cruise control, automatic braking, the retaining strip and monitoring “blind” zones.
The rejection of the MQB means that in America, VW Passat will not be a hybrid version (the Chinese new sedan such modification is). General motor is also saved in the States sedan 2020 model year will be offered with the same two-liter “turboservice” TSI, which is combined with a six-speed “automatic”. The engine still produces 176 HP, while torque rose from 250 to 280 Nm. “Aspirated” VR6 3.6 (283 HP) retired in September 2018.
On the American market, the sedan will be released in the middle of this year, price yet to be announced.
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