Volkswagen reveals Passat GT Concept at 2016 LA Auto Show
Volkswagen unveils its new unique, eye-catching Passat GT concept this week at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. The car features more than 20 interior/exterior updates, which, according to company creates the most aggressive Passat yet.
Designed by the company’s North American Engineering and Planning Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the concept previews a potential addition to the Passat lineup. It features a black honeycomb grille insert with red accent lines similar to those on the Volkswagen Golf GTI, black window surrounds, a black roof and trunk spoiler, LED headlights, smoked taillights, unique bumper treatments. The 19-inch Tornado wheels cover red-painted brake calipers, a dual trapezoidal exhaust, a sport muffler and a 0.6-inch reduction in ride height gives the concept a sportier stance.
The Passat GT concept comes powered by 3.6-liter TSI VR6 engine, rated at 280 horsepower. Helping power transfer to the wheels is a six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission, controlled through shift paddles behind the steering wheel.
The sporty design continues inside with two-tone black-and-gray sport seats with contrast stitching, carbon-fiber pattern door trim and instrument panel, a black headliner and piano black center console trim.