While the traditional Passat will live on in Europe, VW has designed this new model to be larger to suit American tastes. It’s also set to be more attractive to Americans thanks to a price tag that is expected to be close to $20,000.
In order to hit that number, VW will build the car in America at its new Chattanooga, Tennessee facility. Both gasoline and diesel powertrains will be offered.
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