Volkswagen has no plans for a wagon U.S. Passat, all-wheel-drive possible

At the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, Volkswagen unveiled an exclusive version of the Passat for the U.S. market. Of course at this point many are wondering if there will be a station wagon or all-wheel-drive variant of the new U.S. market Passat.

As far as the Passat station wagon goes, Volkswagen says that “it’s not in the current plan.”

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An all-wheel-drive Volkswagen Passat is also not in the current plan, but it could be doable, reports CARandDRIVER.

Click here for our post on the 2012 Volkswagen Passat from the 2011 Detroit Auto Show.

Refresher: The 2012 Volkswagen Passat is offered in three trim levels, S SE and SEL. Entry-level 2012 Passat models are powered by a 2.5L 5-cylinder engine making 170-hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. Standard transmission choice include a 5-speed manual while an optional 6-speed automatic is available. Moving up, buyers can pick a 2.0 TDI Clean Diesel 4-cylinder unit making 140-hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. Mated to a 6-speed DSG transmission, the 2012 Passat TDI gets 43 mpg on the highway and a range of approximately 800 miles. The range-topping 2012 Volkswagen Passat is powered by a 3.6L VR6 units producing 280-hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Mated to a 6-speed DSG, the 2012 Passat VR6 will get 28 mpg on the highway. Prices will start around $20,000.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: CARandDRIVER