This leaked photo is the first official pic of the new Volkswagen Passat, according to AutoBild magazine who hasn’t revealed the source of the photo, though.
If what we’re looking at is, in fact a photo and not a rendering or drawing, we can see the new Volkswagen front-end on display in what is clearly a Phaeton-inspired design.
Although rumours are that the new Passat could be presented at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, it has been earmarked as a 2012 model.
We reported that a new 2.
0 BiTDI engine would debut, and we could also see the more powerful V6, 3.
6-litre engine with 300 hp appear.
In the future, a possible BlueMotion hybrid model could appear.
Generally speaking, the new Volkswagen Passat won’t be lacking in technology.
A seven-speed DSG gearbox and AWD options should be part of the package, along with Dynamic Light Assist, Lane Departure Warning, self-parking system and even a wiperless windscreen.