One of Europe’s favorite family vehicles would look cool if this rendering holds true.
Volkswagen will almost certainly revamp the Passat. The manufacturer began testing the next-generation model in February of this year, starting with a current-generation test mule. VW eventually used a production body for testing, but with some deception in the form of stickers to mask the specifics.
Through this unauthorised image, our artists attempt to reveal the production B9 generation Passat. The crucial word here is “unofficial,” because the model’s appearance may or may not be accurate. However, in this envisioned rendering, several design features based on spy shots can be recognised.
In terms of VW’s design philosophy, we expect the Passat to feature a single-slat grille up front that joins the narrow matrix LEDs that are similar to those found on the ID models. The bumper differs significantly from the prototypes, albeit it remains a mystery at this time due to the prototypes’ heavy use of stickers.
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Because the Passat will only be available as a waggon in Europe, the rendering depicts a variant with a long roof. The rendering’s windows are similar to those seen on spying prototypes, narrowing towards the back for a sportier look. In the drawing, as well as in the spied prototype, the roof slopes more, emphasising the sleek design approach.
Based on the inside spy photographs we’ve seen thus far, there are a lot of modifications inside the new-generation Passat that aren’t visible in the rendering. The steering wheel will have capacitive buttons, and the central console will have a large tablet-style screen similar to the ID models.
It’s worth noting that the Passat will be available in an electric version named the Aero B. VW has already teased the car and announced its arrival in 2023. The waggon version of the Passat is expected to launch in 2023 for the 2024 model year.
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