The 2018 Chicago Auto Show brought us the North American expose of the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon. After the expose, Hinrich Woebcken, CEO of Volkswagen Group’s North American region, spoke with a roundtable of journalists about the German car manufacturer’s future, consisting of the next-generation Volkswagen Passat in 2019. Anticipate to see it along with a brand-new SUV as part of VW’s plan to bring 2 new cars to the market every year.
The 2019 Volkswagen Passat belongs to the automaker’s significant Transform 2025+ method, which includes more than 50 vehicles currently in development and more than ten brand-new models getting here globally every year up until 2020. For the American market alone, VW plans to go for least 2 brand-new models each year.
2019 Volkswagen Passat Design
The Volkswagen Passat is due for its next complete redesign at some point in 2019. Although no main details has actually been released, the car will probably be developed on the automaker’s MQB modular platform that now underpins several models in the VW and Audi lineups.
The current generation Passat has been on sale since 2011 when it debuted for the 2012 model year, embracing a larger, more roomy design in order to appeal to American clients. The car was likewise priced more affordably than its predecessor thanks to an approximately $6,600 cost benefit that brought the car into the near-$ 20,000 variety. Given that its debut, the Passat has actually gone through a variety of incremental changes.
2019 Volkswagen Passat Engine
Powertrain details are still unidentified, but VW has actually stated that it intends to withdraw greatly in the United States marketing of its “clean diesel” technology in the wake of a significant emissions scandal uncovered in 2015. In the current Passat, shoppers get an option 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 used with a base 2.5-liter engine, however this was phased out mid-year with the 2014 Passat. By 2015, all traces of the 2.5-liter mill were chosen the model, due in part to the turbo’s similar power and enhanced torque (177 vs. 184 lb-ft) and 2 mpg fuel economy benefit.
2019 Volkswagen Passat Features
By 2016, more advanced connectivity was integrated with the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. For 2017, the Passat will gain frontal crash mitigation with automated emergency braking as basic across all trim levels in addition to a variety of price 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 updated car is anticipated to debut sometime in 2018 either for the 2018 or 2019 model years. Somewhere else in its lineup, the car manufacturer is anticipated to begin selling its next generation Jetta.