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 |  Jan 06 2011, 9:40 PM

Volkswagen has released yet another teaser image of its upcoming replacement for the Passat in North America, ahead of the car’s debut at the Detroit Auto Show next week.

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.

AutoGuide’s 2011 Detroit Auto Show coverage starts January 10th. Until then, see our complete Detroit Auto Show preview here.

 |  Jan 01 2011, 12:05 AM

There’s no doubt that 2010 has been a monumentally important year for the auto industry and one worth looking back on. From the Toyota recall crisis, to the success stories at Hyundai and Ford, to the launch of the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf, there have been no end of major news stories in the automotive sector.

However, 2011 is shaping up to be an equally exciting year, especially when it comes to the actual products, and so rather than a look back at the best of 2010, we thought it best to look ahead at the most anticipated cars that will debut over the next 12 months, starting in just a few weeks at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show.

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