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, talked to a roundtable of journalists about the German automaker’s near future, including the next-generation Volkswagen Passat in 2019. Anticipate to see it together with a new SUV as part of VW’s plan to bring two new cars to the marketplace every year.
The 2019 Volkswagen Passat becomes part of the car manufacturer’s major Transform 2025+ strategy, that includes more than 50 vehicles currently in development and more than ten new models arriving worldwide every year till 2020. For the American market alone, VW plans to launch at least 2 new models each year.
2019 Volkswagen Passat Design
The Volkswagen Passat is due for its next complete redesign sometime in 2019. Although no main information has actually been released, the car will probably be developed on the automaker’s MQB modular platform that now underpins numerous models in the VW and Audi lineups.
The existing generation Passat has actually been on sale considering that 2011 when it debuted for the 2012 model year, accepting a larger, more large design in order to interest American clients. The car was likewise priced more affordably than its predecessor thanks to a roughly $6,600 rate benefit that brought the car into the near-$ 20,000 range. Considering that its launching, the Passat has gone through a number of incremental changes.
2019 Volkswagen Passat Engine
Powertrain details are still unknown, however VW has actually specified that it means to back off greatly in the United States marketing of its “tidy diesel” technology in the wake of a major emissions scandal revealed in 2015. In the present Passat, buyers get an option between a 1.8-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine making 170 hp with 184 lb-ft of torque, and a more powerful 3.6-liter V6 making 280 hp with 258 lb-ft.
At first, the car was used 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 comparable power and improved torque (177 vs. 184 lb-ft) and 2 mpg fuel economy benefit.
2019 Volkswagen Passat Features
By 2016, more advanced connectivity was included with the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. For 2017, the Passat will acquire frontal collision mitigation with automated emergency braking as standard across all trim levels in addition to a multitude of cost cuts on select versions.
2019 Volkswagen Passat Release Date
Volkswagen has not yet announced a main release date for the 2019 Volkswagen Passat. At this time, the updated car is anticipated to debut at some point in 2018 either for the 2018 or 2019 model years. In other places in its lineup, the automaker is expected to start selling its next generation Jetta.