The 2018 Chicago Auto Show brought us the North American reveal of the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon. After the reveal, Hinrich Woebcken, CEO of Volkswagen Group’s North American area, spoke to a roundtable of reporters about the German automaker’s future, consisting of the next-generation Volkswagen Passat in 2019. Anticipate to see it alongside a new SUV as part of VW’s strategy to bring 2 new cars to the market every year.
The 2019 Volkswagen Passat becomes part of the automaker’s significant Transform 2025+ method, that includes more than 50 vehicles currently in advancement and more than ten new models showing up globally every year up until 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 full redesign sometime in 2019. Although no main information has been released, the car will more than likely be built on the car manufacturer’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, embracing a larger, more roomy design in order to attract American customers. The car was also priced more affordably than its predecessor thanks to an approximately $6,600 cost benefit that brought the car into the near-$ 20,000 range. Since its launching, the Passat has actually gone through a variety of incremental changes.
2019 Volkswagen Passat Engine
Powertrain information are still unknown, but VW has stated that it intends to back off greatly in the U.S. marketing of its “tidy diesel” technology in the wake of a significant emissions scandal discovered in 2015. In the present Passat, buyers get a choice 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, 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 advantage.
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 get frontal accident mitigation with automated emergency situation braking as standard throughout all trim levels in addition to a multitude of cost cuts on choose versions.
2019 Volkswagen Passat Release Date
Volkswagen has not yet revealed a main release date for the 2019 Volkswagen Passat. At this time, the upgraded car is expected to debut at some point 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.