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 area, talked to a roundtable of reporters about the German car manufacturer’s future, including the next-generation Volkswagen Passat in 2019. Anticipate to see it along with a new SUV as part of VW’s strategy to bring 2 new cars to the marketplace every year.
The 2019 Volkswagen Passat becomes part of the car manufacturer’s significant Transform 2025+ method, that includes more than 50 vehicles currently in advancement and more than 10 brand-new models arriving globally every year till 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 full redesign sometime in 2019. Although no main details has actually been released, the car will probably be constructed on the automaker’s MQB modular platform that now underpins several models in the VW and Audi lineups.
The existing generation Passat has been on sale since 2011 when it debuted for the 2012 model year, embracing a bigger, more spacious style in order to interest American consumers. The car was likewise priced more affordably than its predecessor thanks to an approximately $6,600 cost advantage that brought the car into the near-$ 20,000 range. Given that its launching, the Passat has actually 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 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, shoppers get an option in 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 chosen the model, due in part to the turbo’s equivalent power and enhanced torque (177 vs. 184 lb-ft) and 2 mpg fuel economy benefit.
2019 Volkswagen Passat Features
By 2016, advanced connectivity was incorporated with the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. For 2017, the Passat will gain frontal accident mitigation with automated emergency situation braking as basic 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 updated car is expected to launching sometime in 2018 either for the 2018 or 2019 model years. Somewhere else in its lineup, the automaker is anticipated to start selling its next-generation Jetta.