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, spoke to a roundtable of journalists about the German car manufacturer’s future, including the next-generation Volkswagen Passat in 2019. Anticipate to see it along with a brand-new SUV as part of VW’s strategy to bring two brand-new cars to the marketplace every year.
The 2019 Volkswagen Passat becomes part of the automaker’s major Transform 2025+ technique, that includes more than 50 vehicles presently in advancement and more than 10 brand-new models getting here worldwide every year until 2020. For the American market alone, VW prepares to launch at least two brand-new models each year.
The Volkswagen Passat is due for its next complete redesign sometime in 2019. Although no official details has actually been released, the car will probably be constructed on the car manufacturer’s MQB modular platform that now underpins multiple models in the VW and Audi lineups.
The present generation Passat has actually been on sale considering that 2011 when it debuted for the 2012 model year, embracing a larger, more roomy style in order to attract American customers. 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. Given that its debut, the Passat has gone through a variety of incremental changes.
Powertrain details are still unidentified, however VW has mentioned that it plans to withdraw heavily in the United States marketing of its “clean diesel” technology in the wake of a major emissions scandal discovered in 2015. In the present Passat, buyers get a choice 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.
Initially, the car was provided 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 opted for the model, due in part to the turbo’s similar power and enhanced torque (177 vs. 184 lb-ft) and 2 mpg fuel economy advantage.
By 2016, advanced connectivity was integrated with the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. For 2017, the Passat will gain frontal accident mitigation with automatic emergency braking as standard across all trim levels in addition to a slew of rate cuts on choose versions.
Volkswagen has not yet revealed a main release date for the 2019 Volkswagen Passat. At this time, the upgraded car is expected to launching at some point in 2018 either for the 2018 or 2019 model years. In other places in its lineup, the automaker is anticipated to start selling its next generation Jetta.