2020 VW Passat Gallery

2020 VW Passat Gallery

Can the Volkswagen Passat be dramatic… or dare we say it, even sexy? That’s what VW is trying for with the 2020 Passat, a sleek re-envisioning of the sedan with a swooping roofline and coupe-style detailing. It makes its debut at the Detroit Auto Show 2019.

The 2.0-liter inline-four engine of the old car is carried forward, however with a new torque convertor. That pushes torque to 207 lb-ft, to go with the 174 horsepower. Front-wheel drive is standard, as is a 6-speed automatic Tiptronic transmission.

Inside, there’s a new dashboard design and a glass touchscreen for the standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto-compatible infotainment system. Blind spot monitoring and rear traffic alerts are standard, while dual-zone climate control and adaptive cruise control with lane-keeping assistance will be optional. It’ll go on sale in the US come summer 2019.


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