Redesigned Volkswagen Passat Coming To Europe This Year

Volkswagen plans on giving the eighth generation Passat a mid-life refresh, with the unveiling taking place in the coming months.

Announced during the company’s annual media conference by Chairman Herbert Diess, the 2019 Volkswagen Passat is part of an offensive that counts 22 new models this year, including 9 aimed solely at the Chinese market.

“The redesigned Passat is on the starting blocks for Europe. As usual, the Passat will also be available as Variant and hybrid models. And at the end of the year, our compact city SUV, the T-Cross, is to follow”, said Diess without revealing further information about the European Passat.

Unlike its North American counterpart, the B8 generation rides on the MQB platform, shared with a multitude of vehicles within the Group. The new facelifted version will likely bring redesigned lighting units on both ends, some minor revisions in the cabin, and probably a few technical upgrades.

Meanwhile, a fully electric version of the new-gen Jetta will be launched in China later this year, using the Bora moniker. It will join the e-Golf, which is now produced locally, and a plug-in hybrid version of the long-wheelbase Tiguan.

Of course, one of the most anticipated vehicles of the year is the new generation Touareg, set to be presented on March 23. The automaker’s push will continue with the T-Roc Cabriolet, scheduled to arrive at the beginning of 2020.

Note: 2017 Passat model shown

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  • Bash

    They need to make it bigger and more appealing, the current one has no chance against the new accord, Camry, Maxima, Mazda 6,,, heck even some recent Chinese cars looks better.

    • Kagan

      It is spacier than mazda 6 and big enough for europe and it’s price.

      • Bash

        Would you take it over the Mazda?

        • Obsequious Lickspittle

          Not even if it was bigger.

        • R Z

          I would take it over mazda everytime…it is just better car than mazda and holds it’s value much better

        • Kagan

          I don’t know. You have test them both.

          I have made a short test when they were new and Mazda 6 was nothing special but now it has gone through 2 updates so maybe it is ok. The Passat was good.

          • Bash

            I agree, and I would take the Mazda without thinking twice.

    • TheHake

      The European Passat is MUCH MUCH better than a Camry. Don’t confuse it with the US Passat.

  • dumblikeyou2

    I wanna like VW’s current design language. I’m just finding it hard to.

  • Zimny Pawel

    Thanks God the Peugeot 508 is coming back…

  • charlie bear

    Bring this to the US and get rid of the current US Passat,

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