Volkswagen has definitely been keeping busy with new models, facelifts and other such things, but it seems that it has been neglecting its mid-size model, the Passat, which is basically unchanged since the current generation appeared, back in 2005.
According to a new report though, it seems that will change with the upcoming Paris Motor Show, as the German company is planning to unveil the next generation of its mid-size entry to the public, and have it in showrooms by the end of 2010.
According to the same report, while the new Passat will retain the same platform, it will earn more premium features, likely borrowed from the upscale Passat CC. Besides that, you can expect a variety of diesel and gasoline engines, from naturally-aspirated to turbocharged ones. Besides that, expect styling cues similar to all the newer VW models, like the Golf VI or new Touareg.
Frankly, a refreshed Passat has been a long time coming. With fierce opposition coming from the East, thanks to the 2011 Hyundai Sonata or 2011 Kia Optima (Magentis), it’s time the Germans fought back.
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