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 reporters about the German automaker’s future, consisting of the next-generation Volkswagen Passat in 2019. Expect 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 belongs to the automaker’s major Transform 2025+ strategy, which includes more than 50 vehicles currently in development and more than 10 new models showing up globally every year until 2020. For the American market alone, VW prepares to go for least 2 new models each year.
2019 Volkswagen Passat Design
The Volkswagen Passat is due for its next full redesign at some point in 2019. Although no main info has actually been launched, the car will probably be constructed 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 since 2011 when it debuted for the 2012 model year, welcoming a bigger, more large design in order to interest American consumers. The car was also priced more affordably than its predecessor thanks to a roughly $6,600 rate advantage that brought the car into the near-$ 20,000 range. Considering that its debut, the Passat has gone through a variety of incremental changes.
2019 Volkswagen Passat Engine
Powertrain details are still unidentified, however VW has mentioned that it intends to withdraw heavily in the U.S. marketing of its “clean diesel” technology in the wake of a major emissions scandal uncovered in 2015. In the current 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 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 gone with 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, advanced connectivity was included with the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. For 2017, the Passat will get frontal collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking as standard across all trim levels in addition to a variety of rate 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 anticipated to debut at some point in 2018 either for the 2018 or 2019 model years. Elsewhere in its lineup, the automaker is expected to begin offering its next generation Jetta.