About Volkswagen Passat

    Volkswagen's smooth midsize sedan has been on the scene for over 35 years, providing drivers around the world with a stylish, reliable machine that delivers an upscale feel. The first series of the Volkswagen Passat rolled off the line in 1973 and shared many traits with the Audi 80, the main difference being the "fastback" body style. Built off of the B1 platform (along with the Audi 80), it was powered by a 1.3L 4-cylinder engine and came in either a 4-speed manual transmission or 3-speed automatic. The Passat made a quick impression on the industry, being named Car of the Year (1974) for Wheels magazine, allowing VW to use the positive press in its marketing of the vehicle. Changes came in 1977, most notably different shaped headlights (round or rectangle) and an upgraded interior. A diesel version of the Volkswagen Passat appeared a few years later in 1978 and in 1979, a fuel-injected 1.6L Passat GLI was introduced. In the US and Canada, the model was known as the Dasher and came in either a hatchback or station wagon. The US VW Dasher had standard headlights, a 1.5L regular inline 4-cylinder, or Bosch fuel-injected 1.6L 4-cylinder engine.

    In 1981, the second generation of the Passat was designed off of the B2 platform. It was front or four wheel drive and slightly longer than the previous edition of the car. The body-style was still familiar only this time, rectangular headlights were used. The model was also called the Quantum in North America, where it would be available as a three-door hatchback, four-door sedan, or station wagon. The three-door hatchback version of the Quantum only lasted a year stateside. The third generation of the Volkswagen Passat hit Europe in 1988 but it wouldn't hit US shores until 1990. The exterior parts were now more aerodynamic, featuring smooth lines. This also marked the first time the car was sold under the Passat name in North America. Engine options were similar from the second generation, however VW debuted a 2.8L VR6 for the first time in the Passat GLX/GLS models as well as a supercharged G60 engine for Canada's Syncro edition.

    The fourth generation VW Passat saw a return to a front-end grille as well as the introduction of airbags and other safety features. Volkswagen wanted to make the model more palatable to families as well as drivers in search of upscale style. A new Turbocharged Direct Injection (TDI) diesel engine was now offered, giving it a fuel efficiency rating of 45 miles per gallon (US). In Europe, all trim levels were available (L, CL, GL, GT and VR6), but the US was only privy to three: GLS, GLX and TDI, with the GLX housing the 2.8L V46 engine. With the fifth series of the Passat, the design is based off of the B5 platform and debuted in 1998 in the US. Once again, it bore a resemblance to an Audi, this time the A4. It was front-wheel drive and engine choices varied upon model. 2004 bought the 2.0L Turbocharged Direct Injection diesel engine to the US, making it the only one of its kind offered in America. Now in its sixth generation, the Passat is still going strong. Fuel Stratified Injection is equipped in the gas engine versions of the car. A 2.0L turbocharged inline-four is the entry trim level engine and an Audi 1.8 TSI version with a 6-speed automatic was introduced in the winter of 2008.

    The VW Passat is a uniquely functional and pleasurable automobile that just keeps getting better. A nice fusion of luxury and economy make up a big part of the Passat story. The Passat offers roomy comfort, refined handling, solid auto parts, and modern amenities, allowing its drivers to cruise with confidence and pleasure. It has enough of a kick to pump through the terrain and gallop past the traffic, but it is the smooth nature of the overall ride why so many have fallen in love with it. Volkswagen Passat Accessories and parts can dress the model for emitting a deliciously inviting style from top to bottom. is famous for our commitment to providing the most styles along with the highest quality and our selection of Volkswagen Passat Accessories and Parts is no different. We showcase nothing but the finest options for your vehicle, starting with everything from grilles and dash kits to floor mats and spoilers. And since our Volkswagen Passat accessories and parts come from the most respected manufacturers in the game, you are guaranteed a perfect OEM fit along with relentless durability. Let your ride speak for itself - hook up with the Volkswagen Passat accessories that do the talking!

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    Produced in the USA: 2012 Volkswagen Passat
    Produced in the USA: 2012 Volkswagen Passat

    The world-known brand Volkswagen has plans for its market share in North America. The automaker intends to sell 800, 000 vehicles per year in the American market by 2018, including all-new 2012 Volkswagen Passat. The 2012 Volkswagen Passat has been recently revealed at the Detroit Auto Show. New midsize sedan has been developed specially for the North America and will be produced at the Volkswagen's new plant in Tennessee, US.

    The American version of 2012 Volkswagen Passat will come with increased dimensions versus the European model. The passenger space is also increased compared to the previous model it replaces. The exterior styling of the sedan was inspirited by the recently launched 2012 Volkswagen Jetta. The styling and car's technology came from Germany, while the conceptual direction was provided by the Volkswagen of America.

    The 2012 Volkswagen Passat will come with base 2.5-liter 5-cylinder engine producing 170 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque, returning 31mpg on the highway. The five-speed manual transmission will come standard, while optional six-speed automatic will be also available. Engine options will include 2.0-liter 4-cylinder diesel with 140 hp and 43 mpg on the highway, and the 280 hp 3.6-liter VR 6 engine, which will be mated to Volkswagen's DSG automatic transmission. The 2012 Volkswagen Passat diesel version will meet the expectation of the fuel efficient buyers. The German automaker has achieved the goal of 43 mpg highway rating for the 2012 Passat TDI. The diesel version rated 31 mpg in the city, and a combined rating of 35 mpg. It is a good rating compared to the segment competitors: the Hyndai Sonata Hybrid rated at 35/40/37 and the Ford Fusion rated at 41/36/39.

    Production of the 2012 Volkswagen Passat was commenced last week at the Volkswagen's new plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, US. The buyers will have a choice of three trim levels: S, SE and SEL. Volkswagen hopes to sell 150,000 new Passats annually.

    2012 Volkswagen Passat Debuts in Detroit
    2012 Volkswagen Passat Debuts in Detroit

    It’s official - the Volkswagen Passat is the NMS. The highly anticipated Volkswagen New Midsized Sedan has finally made its debut at this year’s Detroit Auto Show. Press has immediately tagged the 2012 Passat “big Jetta” as it sports the same corporate image just in a larger format.

    The 2012 Volkswagen Passat will come in three trims: S, SE and SEL. Each trim level will feature a number of safety functions, such as ABS with braking assistant, Intelligent Crash Response System, a tire pressure monitoring system, and six airbags. As for the power, there will be three engine variants offered: a 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine with output of 170-hp, a 140-hp 2.0L Clean Diesel unit and and VW’s favorite 3.6L VR6 producing 28 horsepower and an estimated 28 mpg.

    While sharing some principal design cues with the Jetta, the 2012 Passat has considerably better interior. Thus, the cabin looks surprisingly upscale taking to account the cheapening transformation strategy Volkswagen have chosen for the next-gen Passat model.

    The price for the new Passat is likely to start at $20,000, which is about $8,000 below the 2011 model’s price tag. The production of the new car will start at the new VW manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee later this year.