2012 VW Passat US Version


Volkswagen unveiled a new version of Passat for America, and yes it’s the NMS they’ve been teasing us with for a long time!

This being a production for the US, it is considerably larger than the European version but features the same technology  underneath. It will be priced from 20,000 USD or so which begs the question why would anyone buy the VW Jetta anymore!

The new Volkswagen Passat US version will be built in the new US plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

vw passat us 11 2012 VW Passat US Version

As for the powertrains, the Passat US comes with a range of engines including including 125 kW / 170 PS 31 MPG five-cylinder petrol, 102 kW / 140 PS 43 MPG Clean Diesel,  and VR6 with 206 kW / 280 PS, which is paired with a standard dual clutch transmission (DSG) and does 28 MPG.

As mentioned sizewise this Passat is quite American. At 2,803 mm, the VW Passat’s wheelbase has been extended by 91 mm, while overall length grows to 4,868 mm (a gain of 99 mm) and the width is increased by 13 mm to total 1,833 mm when compared to the European version. The Passat will become available in three equipment lines: S, SE and SEL.

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