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