A look at that “not so new” 2020 VW Passat
The one on top is the 2020 Passat for the US.
Bellow, we have the current model. And the black car is the all-new Chinese Passat released a few weeks ago.
The US and Chinese Passat used to be the same cars.
But VW has decided to spend more money on the Chinese model this time around, and use the more modern MQB platform (Used in the US Jetta)
I have to say, the 2020 US model does look all new when compared to 2019.
Hard to tell from these pictures if the glass is the same, but they did a good job at designing something that looks like an all-new design.
The Chinese model seems sleeker and longer.
Not sure how much money they save by having 2 totally different cars for the US and China.
This is pretty weird to me.
And let’s not forget, there is still a 3rd different Passat model for Europe.
The whole thing seems so inefficient. When you consider Mazda has no problem selling the same Mazda6 everywhere.