Volkswagen has revealed what it will show off at the 2016 LA Auto Show, the new Passat GT Concept.
Designed by VW North America, the brand says that this car reflects what the U.S. market wants. “The Passat GT is an early example of how the new Volkswagen North American Region will meet the needs and desires of American customers going forward,” said Dr. Matthias Erb, Chief Engineering Officer, North American Region.
The changes to the car itself are all aesthetic, with the exterior getting a black honeycomb grille insert, red accent lines, new bumper treatments, black window surrounds, a black roof and trunk spoiler, LED headlights, smoked taillights, a dual exhaust and a sport muffler. Ride height has also been dropped by 0.6-inches, while the car rides on 19-inch Tornado wheels.
Inside, the GT Concept has also been stylized with the addition of carbon-fiber door trim, two-tone black and gray sport seats, piano black trim and a black headliner.
Under the hood is VW’s 3.6-liter VR6 engine making 280 horsepower, sending its power through a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Though Volkswagen calls it a concept, many of these upgrades look production ready, so don’t be surprised when a Passat GT model is rolls into showrooms.
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