All new 2020 VW Passat !
I know, at first, it is hard to tell if this is the all-new 2020 Passat or another existing VW sedan.
As it looks a lot like the new Jetta. And also the Chinese market Phideon.
But this is it: the all-new Passat for 2020.
The pictures here are of the Chinese market version. Which, so far, has been the same car as the one we have had here for the past few years.
(So this is still a different model than the European Passat. Still a “bigger one just for us and China”)
I understand is it even longer than before, by about 2 inches.
The interior seems to be a huge leap from the current model.
The current interior always looked old. Even when the car was new.
This already looks 100 times better. Putting the Passat back into the small crowd of super nice looking mid-sized sedans interiors. Wright up there with the Mazda6 and Honda Accord.
Of course, we’ll have to wait and see if VW has cheapened out on plastics and materials or not…
We probably will not be getting this plug-in version here in the US. (using a 1.4 Liter engine) Since VW had announced a few years back they would not be selling PHEVs over here. Too bad…
The Chinese model is powered by a choice between 2 versions of the 2.0 Liter Turbo.
The top version is “only” rated at 217HP.
The current 2.0 Liter (used in the Tiguan) isn’t that much more powerful. And a much rougher and noisier engine than the 1.4.
Not sure what we’ll be getting over here. As VW does not have anything to compete with the much more powerful 2.0 from the Accord, the new Turbo from the Mazda6 or the Camry V6.
The 2.0 might be OK as a base engine. I just wonder what they would have as an upgrade…