Volkswagen believes the 2020 Passat will still be competitive, despite its aging platform.
The heavily-facelifted Volkswagen Passat will go on sale in the States this summer.
Riding on the same platform as its predecessor, the 2020 Passat features new styling.
Volkswagen shows the U.S-spec 2020 Passat’s wheels and, unlike some rivals, will still offer sedans.
Strong demand for the Atlas and Tiguan helped offset steep declines of the Golf, Jetta, and Passat.
Volkswagen says the countdown for the market launch of the facelifted Passat will begin at the end of next month.
Despite the all-new looks, the 2020 Passat will ride on the same platform as its predecessor.
Volkswagen is playing it safe by giving North American customers a heavily updated version of an eight year old sedan.
The updated Passat with feature minor styling changes as well as a revised engine lineup.
VW will eventually free up space at its Hanover and Emden facilities, which will become electric vehicle plants.
The all-new Passat NMS switches to the MQB platform and grows bigger and smarter in the process.
The 2019 VW Golf has a new 1.4-liter engine with 147 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque.