The 2020 Passat will make a debut next week in Detroit
Volkswagen USA took to Twitter to tease the 2020 Passat before the sedan makes its debut at the Detroit Auto Show.
With the picture, the carmaker is giving some intel on how prolific the Passat 2019 was last year, when it sold in excess of 4.25 million units in the US alone.
— Volkswagen USA (@VW) 9 January 2019
Sure, as you can see, the photo doesn’t say much except for the fact that the 2020 Passat will get, among other features, flashy, 19-inch rims (most likely optional or part of a range-topping R model) shod in Continental ContiPro tires.
Now, knowing Volkswagen, we don’t expect the 2020 Passat to be a revolution, so we’re reserved regarding what’s it going to look like. However, Motor1 reports that the 2020 Passat won’t switch to the MQB architecture found under some of its siblings – Golf, Jetta, Arteon, for instance.
In addition, the 2-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine isn’t going nowhere and still makes 174 hp. Torque, however, takes a bump from 184 lb-ft to 207 lb-ft.
VW’s Chattanooga plant will still be in charge of producing the 2020 Passat. There, the Passat sedan is set to share facilities with the Atlas SUV.