Va. -- 2012
will go down in the Volkswagen Passat’s history as its best
sales year ever, with 117,023 units sold of the designed-for-America,
Chattanooga-built family sedan. In an exercise to hint at Volkswagen’s
efforts to explore this practical four-door’s sportier side,
Volkswagen will unveil the Passat Performance Concept at the 2013
North American International Auto Show® in Detroit.
notable alteration in this concept isn’t something you’d
see right away—it’s under the hood. The Passat Performance
Concept features a unique modification of the Volkswagen EA888 1.8
liter turbocharged and direct-injected TSI® four-cylinder engine,
which delivers 250 horsepower (184 kW) and is matched to a six-speed
automatic transmission. In its existing form, this engine is already
available—and popular—among the European and Asian markets.
Performance Concept further differentiates itself from the regular
Passat with a dual exhaust, 19-inch “Luxor” alloy wheels,
Bi-Xenon headlights including Advanced Front Lighting System (AFS)
and LED taillights and carbon applications on its mirror caps. Inside,
carbon-like touches dominate the dashboard, matching the carbon-style
inserts on two-color leather seating surfaces and complementing
the black headliner and side pillars. A lowered sport suspension
and electro-mechanical steering enhance the handling.
Volkswagen of America, Inc.
in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Herndon,
Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in
Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen’s operations in the United
States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing,
parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices,
financial service centers, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing
facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Volkswagen is one of the world's
largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker.
Volkswagen sells the Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Eos, Golf, Golf
R, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Passat, CC, Tiguan, Touareg and
Routan vehicles through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers.
also features Carbon-style detailing inside and out.
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