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, including the next-generation Volkswagen Passat in 2019. Anticipate to see it alongside a new SUV as part of VW’s plan to bring two new cars to the market every year.
The 2019 Volkswagen Passat is part of the automaker’s major Transform 2025+ method, that includes more than 50 vehicles currently in advancement and more than ten new models getting here internationally every year until 2020. For the American market alone, VW prepares to launch at least two new models each year.
2019 Volkswagen Passat Design
The Volkswagen Passat is due for its next complete redesign sometime in 2019. Although no official info has been launched, the car will probably be built on the automaker’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 large style in order to attract American customers. The car was likewise priced more affordably than its predecessor thanks to an approximately $6,600 rate benefit that brought the car into the near-$ 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 unidentified, but VW has actually stated that it intends to back off heavily in the United States marketing of its “tidy diesel” technology in the wake of a significant emissions scandal uncovered in 2015. In the existing Passat, consumers 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 offered 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 similar power and enhanced torque (177 vs. 184 lb-ft) and 2 mpg fuel economy benefit.
2019 Volkswagen Passat Features
By 2016, more advanced connectivity was integrated 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 multitude of cost cuts on select versions.
2019 Volkswagen Passat Release Date
Volkswagen has not yet announced a main release date for the 2019 Volkswagen Passat. At this time, the upgraded car is anticipated to launching at some point in 2018 either for the 2018 or 2019 model years. Elsewhere in its lineup, the car manufacturer is expected to start offering its next generation Jetta.