VW is concentrating on that a part of the market with the 2020 Passat, which though isn’t an all-new automobile because it sticks to the earlier platform, it nonetheless comes with quite a few modifications in an try to lure patrons again into sedans. Not associated to the MQB-based mostly Passat supplied in Europe (and shortly to be facelifted), the North American variant adopts an up to date look with a extra imposing grille and a barely sloped roofline, however in typical VW trend, it’s not a significant departure in comparison with its predecessor.VW does spice issues up a bit with commonplace LED headlights and taillights throughout the vary in addition to by using vast “Passat” lettering on the trunk lid in the identical vein because the fancier Arteon. The 2020 Passat rides on 17-inch alloy wheels in base type, however consumers can improve to 18- or 19-inch units for a sportier look on the dearer variants.
Stepping contained in the cabin, VW guarantees higher packaging in comparison with the outdated Passat and a newly developed glass-lined infotainment touchscreen with help for Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and MirrorLink. “Premium supplies” are on the menu, together with recent colours and a selection between three themes primarily based on the trim stage. Base fashions include material seats, however pay extra and you may go for leatherette and Nappa leather-based.
With the V6 gone, the 2020 VW Passat is powered solely by the identical 2.zero TSI 4-cylinder engine creating 174 hp. The excellent news is torque has elevated from 184 pound-toes (250 Newton-meters) to 207 lb-ft (280 Nm) courtesy of a brand new torque converter and improved software program. Nonetheless, you want to remember the launch-solely Restricted mannequin will characteristic the identical powertrain because the 2019MY. Output shall be channeled to the entrance axle by way of a six-velocity computerized gearbox.