We found some fresh spy shots of the next-generation VW Passat. Read on for the latest intel!
Not to be mistaken with the cheaper Passat sold in the U.S., this latest version of the European-spec Passat is due to be revealed late next year or in early 2014 and is expected to be slighter bigger than the model it replaces.
Volkswagen is only testing a mule for the next Passat, which essentially packs the new car’s running gear beneath the sheet metal of the current car. Some modifications to the current car’s body were required to house the MQB, as revealed by the wider wheel arches and extended wheelbase. If you look closely you can also see that the front axle has been moved further forward.
The interior of the test-mule also appears to be fitted with many of the new components planned for the next Passat. Possibly hidden from view is Volkswagen’s modular infotainment system, which is designed to fit in a variety of models and is based around capacitive touch-screens.