The German automaker has approved the model, with sources saying that it will be similar to the Alltrack concept shown at the 2012 New York Auto Show, meaning the all-wheel-drive model will have higher ground clearance and body cladding.
Volkswagen, which currently sells a Passat Alltrack in Australia, is looking to steal away some of the Outback’s market share, which is Subaru’s best-selling model in the U.S. If the German automaker can keep costs down on the all-wheel-drive variant, it could compete with the Subaru Outback, which is priced from $23,495 including destination. Currently, the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in front-wheel-drive form is priced at $21,390.
GALLERY: Volkswagen Passat AllTrack concept
[Source: Automotive News]
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