The German auto maker Volkswagen has confirmed the news of producing a sportier version of Volkswagen Passat or it may be said that a younger, more athletic brother of Passat as the Volkswagen‘s Passat GT. The new generation Passat GT will have a flashier look, brighter badging and sleek designing in order to compete in the market of full size sports sedan. It is being designed and worked at Volkswagen‘s North American plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Since the Passat has been a reliable and luxurious vehicle from the Volkswagen winning the buyers’ trust and confidence, the market is desperately looking forward to the sportier version in the coming year.
Volkswagen Passat GT 2018 Engine
The Volkswagen will be powering the 2018 Passat GT with its unique selling engine which will be naturally aspirated 3.6 liter VR6 engine which would power the vehicle to approximately 280 HP, producing a torque of 258 pound feet. The front wheel drive will come standard and the speculations are that the all wheel drive system will not be offered at all. It is anticipated to have an increase of 10 to 20 horsepower with the VR6 engine from the regular Passat. The Volkswagen will be offering the sports vehicle with the dual clutch automatic gearbox. No manual transmission is expected in the 2018 Volkswagen Passat GT.
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Volkswagen Passat GT 2018 Styling Features
The German automaker is planning to design the new generation sportier Passat GT with honeycomb black grill, a unique front fascia, a black roof, decklid spoiler with black finishing, black mirror covers and rear spoiler and red accents. The body has been given a sleek look in order to allow maximum acceleration in minimal time. The overall appearance would lie under the umbrella of Volkswagen‘s Passat and Volkswagen‘s Golf models. The smoked tail lights, dual trapezoidal exhaust and 19 inch tornado wheels with red brake calipers will highlight the fresh modifications in the Volkswagen Passat GT. The athletic vehicle will house a lowered sport -compatible suspension which will allow for improved handling of the vehicle on high speeds.
Volkswagen Passat GT 2018 Safety Features
The safety features are expected to be the same as found in the modern times’ vehicles from any brand. The seats are going to be the sporty seats for front passengers and comfortable accommodating luxurious seats for the rear passengers with extremely reliable pretensioners to hold back the occupant in case of sudden braking. The Advanced Airbag System will cover the whole of the cabin generously in order to reduce the impact of any collision on the occupants. The 2018 Volkswagen Passat GT is expected to house the frontal and knee bags for the front passengers, side curtain airbags for both the rows and overhead airbags to minimise the impact during a rollover. All the other present time driver assistive technologies are expected to be embodied in the new generation Passat GT. However, very less information has been revealed from the companies resources regarding the same.
Volkswagen Passat GT 2018 Pricing and Release Date
The German Automotive company Volkswagen will get the Passat GT on road by early next year that is, 2018 with a price range of approximately $30,000. Since most of the configuration of the upcoming Volkswagen Passat GT will be similar to its siblings from Volkswagen, the resource persons from the company have stamped the news of its release.