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Volkswagen Passat GT concept gives visual punch to the dreary German sedan

Volkswagen previews a possible addition to the Passat lineup with the reveal of the GT concept at Automobility LA.

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The Passat GT concept previews a potential addition to Volkswagen's midsize sedan lineup.

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New bumpers, black window surrounds, black roof panel, red brake calipers, trunk spoiler, LED headlights, smoked taillight housings and sport muffler with dual trapezoidal exhaust outlets also dress the outside.

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On the exterior, the Passat GT concept borrows inspiration from the Golf GTI hot hatchback and features a honeycomb grille with red accents.

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To complete the concept's aggressive stance, it rides on 0.6-inch lowered suspension and big 19-inch Tornado wheels.

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The sporty take on the VW sedan was developed by a US team of engineers and planners with feedback drawn from North American customers and dealers.

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To ensure the GT concept isn't simply all show and no go, a potent 3.6-liter six-cylinder engine with 280 horsepower.

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Better looks to go along with the Passat's great chassis tuning sounds like a great combination.

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If you like the idea of a sportier looking Passat, make sure to let Volkswagen know. Positive feedback will certainly help this concept become a reality.

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For a sportier cabin ambiance, designers add carbon-fiber pattern trim for the doors and dashboard, black and gray sport seats with contrast stitching, black headliner and piano-black center console trim.

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The six-cylinder engine is teamed with VW's excellent six-speed, dual-clutch transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

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