The 2018 Chicago Auto Show brought us the North American expose of the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon. After the reveal, Hinrich Woebcken, CEO of Volkswagen Group’s North American area, spoke to a roundtable of journalists about the German automaker’s near future, including the next-generation Volkswagen Passat in 2019. Expect to see it along with a new SUV as part of VW’s strategy to bring two new cars to the market every year.
The 2019 Volkswagen Passat belongs to the car manufacturer’s significant Transform 2025+ strategy, which includes more than 50 vehicles presently in advancement and more than ten new models showing up globally every year till 2020. For the American market alone, VW prepares to go for least two new models each year.
2019 Volkswagen Passat Design
The Volkswagen Passat is due for its next full redesign sometime in 2019. Although no main details has actually been launched, the car will probably be built on the automaker’s MQB modular platform that now underpins multiple models in the VW and Audi lineups.
The current generation Passat has been on sale because 2011 when it debuted for the 2012 model year, embracing a larger, more large design in order to attract American clients. The car was also priced more cost effectively than its predecessor thanks to an approximately $6,600 price advantage that brought the car into the near-$ 20,000 range. Given that its launching, the Passat has gone through a variety of incremental changes.
2019 Volkswagen Passat Engine
Powertrain information are still unknown, but VW has actually specified that it plans to withdraw heavily in the United States marketing of its “clean diesel” technology in the wake of a major emissions scandal revealed in 2015. In the present Passat, consumers get a choice in between a 1.8-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine making 170 hp with 184 lb-ft of torque, and a more effective 3.6-liter V6 making 280 hp with 258 lb-ft.
Initially, the car was provided with a base 2.5-liter engine, but this was phased out mid-year with the 2014 Passat. By 2015, all traces of the 2.5-liter mill were opted for the model, due in part to the turbo’s equivalent power and improved torque (177 vs. 184 lb-ft) and 2 mpg fuel economy benefit.
2019 Volkswagen Passat Features
By 2016, advanced connectivity was included with the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. For 2017, the Passat will get frontal accident mitigation with automatic emergency braking as standard across all trim levels in addition to a multitude of cost cuts on choose versions.
2019 Volkswagen Passat Release Date
Volkswagen has not yet revealed an official release date for the 2019 Volkswagen Passat. At this time, the upgraded car is expected to debut sometime in 2018 either for the 2018 or 2019 model years. Elsewhere in its lineup, the automaker is expected to start selling its next generation Jetta.