The Volkswagen Passat often gets looked over by those shopping in the mid-size sedan segment, however the model was always one of the greatest “affordable” mid-sized options from a Germany manufacturer.
Since the Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and the Mazda6 have all undergone some heavy redesigning and a bump in the use of interior quality materials, Volkswagen has finally changed up the Passat with a new look and interior.
“This 2015 Passat heralds in a new era: when it comes to design and proportions, engines and drive systems, Infotainment and assistance systems or when it is a matter of safety, convenience and driving pleasure,” explained Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen
The most significant update to the Passat is the front-end. The new style shows the future of Volkswagen design, which has been recently flaunted on new Volkswagen concepts recently seen at auto shows.
“With the debut of the new Passat, Volkswagen is revealing a design that combines stylish clarity with a high level of impressive power,” Volkswagen said in a statement. “Clarity and power – these two elements merge on the exterior of the eighth-generation Volkswagen Passat to create a design that conveys exclusivity. A design that is not simply fashionable, but is contemporary. A design that is not whimsical, but is expressive. A design in which every line has a purpose. A design that will be influential in its era.”
No engine options for the stateside have been announced as of yet, but we expect the lineup to remain largely unchanged. Currently, the Passat is available with a 1.8 liter 4-cylinder, a TDI Clean Diesel option and a 280-hp V6 option.