2020 Volkswagen Passat gets a slight refresh at the Detroit Auto Show
I'm here at the Volkswagen stand at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, where the company is showing off a new Passat.
Actually it's all the way near, we've got some new styling but the power train and the technology all remain Named the same.
You'll notice on the front we've got a larger grille that is flanked on either side by some slimmer LED headlights.
I've got a really strong body line that goes all the way to the rear, where I'll find some tail lights that have just a little nip and a tuck, and some new badging.
Plus there's quad exhausts, I mean who doesn't love a midsized sedan with quad exhausts?
Under the hood it's the same turbo charge two-liter engine that we've seen in the previous generation.
It's putting on a 184 horsepower.
But there is something a little bit new.
A new twerk converter ups that twerk to 207 pound feet of that.
Now, all that power is going down to the front wheels and it still has just a six-feet automatic transmission.
Now we've got a lot of sedans out here on the show floor that have an eight speed automatic transmission.
Heck, even the Jet has got eight speed.
It's a bit wierd that Volkswagen didn't want to do some improvements as well.
Now, since the Passat is not on the companies MQB modular platform, you can't get some of the cool tech that we've seen in other cars like the awesome digital cockpit.
Yeah, you've got a little bit of a new thing happening in there.
But on the whole it's the same Passat and interior that we've seen before.
There's plenty of room in the back seat which is awesome.
And you've still got Apple Car Play and Android Auto Standard.
Plus there's all your favorites like blind spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control.
We've got no word on pricing yet but the 2020 Volkswagen Passat should be in dealerships of the summer of 2019.