New VW Passat Coming on Thursday, Will Get More Upscale
Jul 03, 2014 19:11
VW's next gen Passat for Europe and other regions around the world will premiere in Berlin this Thursday. The next Passat will be more upscale.
The report said the new Passat is expected to be priced a little bit higher than its predecessor but still under the Audi A4 and BMW 3-Series.
"We expect higher deliveries as the new Passat will be a cut above its predecessor but sell for about the same price," said an optimistic Ernst-Robert Nouvertne, who is in charge of two VW dealerships near Cologne in Germany. "There's a good chance to win premium buyers."
According to VW, the new Passat will ride on the brand's lighter MQB modular platform and feature several novelties like a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and two new engines, a 240PS (237hp) 2.0-liter TDI diesel and a 211PS (208hp) plug-in hybrid variant combining a 1.4-liter TSI petrol unit and an electric motor.
Bigger is not always better. Sometimes good things come in small packages – especially when it comes to automobiles. There have been plenty of highly desirable miniature cars released over the years. Collectors still salivate over tiny 1960s microcars, and wealthy families still opt for small, practical luxury cars over gargantuan gas-guzzling behemoths. Here are some of the most desirable, tiny cars ever released. Read more