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 |  Jan 04 2012, 2:30 PM

Volkswagen‘s popular Passat out in Europe is overdue for a refresh and it appears that one will be coming in 2014. Rumor has it that the 2014 Passat model will be built on the new MQB platform which can also be seen on Audi‘s A3 and Volkswagen’s Golf.

The change to the MQB platform will also lighten up the new Passat model, saving at least 110-lbs compared to the current generation Passat. Speculation on the new model also includes the possibility of a plug-in hybrid with around 168-hp and an electric-only range of around 31-miles. The standard gas engines will probably feature start/stop technology while the diesels out in Europe will have the option to be outfitted with NOx catalytic converters in order to meet Euro6 emission standards.

[Source: WorldCarFans]

  • Wslavin

    why cant we get a plug-in passat or jetta with a diesel here is the usa. We are always last to get the good stuff here!

  • ocean7

    I noted the photo has a wagon looking vehicle. We need that back in Passat version. Not enough versatility in the ubiquitous midsize “jelly bean” that looks like Every other manufacturer. VW must think American’s don’t want European styling. Opposite is true.