Not everyone is believing the idea that the sedan was murdered in the crossover's gloved hands, which is good news for those of us who want to keep some variety on our roads. That's why it's good to see that the Volkswagen's redesign of the 2020 Passat is a sleek and beautiful sedan, even if it's more facelift than a whole new car.
These are the Volkswagen press photos, which were published as pre-embargo by our charming and impatient friends. Carscoops, who got them Wheelsage.
Unlike Passat sold in Europe, Passat, a US market, is one of the few remaining VWs that were not built on the new MQB modular platform, which is a bit surprising given Volkswagen's eagerness to unify all its products under the MQB tent. Our Passat was designed for America's specific needs and desires such as more legroom in the rear seats and a cheaper price compared to the MQB model.
So while the car still has the same bones as before, it looks all new, inside and out. The front end receives a much larger and lighter grille, a chrome grille that incorporates the low and wide headlights as a wraparound mask.
The front air duct area of the rear bumper has been significantly redesigned, and the car receives sharper, more angled sheet metal details, including a rear bumper that protrudes from the rear and forms a good clearance from the base of the rear bumper. pillar C to the belt.
At the rear, the widely diffused cross between the taillights gives the car an elegant and sophisticated tone, even if these parallelogram exhausts are almost indisputably false.
I'm also not sure about those chunky bits that look like Pep Boys, right in front of and reaching out to the front doors.
These wheels are very interesting as well, and appear to the 19-inch edition of the sports edition Passat, the R-Line, and were provoked by Volkswagen in a tweet a few days ago:
The interior is brand new as well, with an interesting accent strip of material with silver stripes / ribbons along the panel:
It's a good-looking sedan, I think. Now VW just needs to wait for people to remember what the sedans are.