Yesterday, we supplied the skinny on the new seventh-generation Volkswagen Passat. Now, we bring you live show floor photos of the new, not-for-the-United-States, midsize sedan and wagon.
If you’re feeling a sense of déjà-vu, but can’t quite pinpoint why, it’s because the Passat’s front end bears a striking resemblance to the recently-launched 2011 Jetta, while the rear of the sedan is reminiscent of the large Phaeton. The Passat Wagon’s rear, meanwhile, looks similar to that of the existing Passat.
As we reported earlier, both flavors will come with a variety of engines ranging from a fuel-miserly 1.6-liter turbodiesel capable of achieving a combined fuel economy of 58 mpg in the European cycle when fitted with the BlueMotion package, to a 300-horse 3.6-liter V-6. Sales begin in the middle of October, except, of course, in the U.S., where we will continue to wait for the debut of the mysterious “New Midsize Sedan.”
For Automobile Magazine’s complete coverage of the 2010 Paris show, head to the show index page to read about the exciting debuts from Audi, Chevrolet, Jaguar, Lotus, and all your other favorite brands.