The new American version of the Volkswagen Passat looks like it could be something very special. So much so that some will want to see the car in the UK, even though our model is already outstanding.

An European saloon in the American market

It has been difficult for successful European Saloon’s to break into the American market as they just aren’t up to American specifications and the way that they like their cars. Volkswagen has done a great job in creating one that has all the attributes to succeed in the world’s second largest car market.


When building cars for America it’s important to include the element of space throughout the car. The Passat has that in abundance. The car stands at 4,688mm long which makes it longer than the model available in the UK by 99mm. It is approximately the same size as the Skoda Superb.

The car will provide plenty of comfort with a great amount of leg space and headroom. The boot space is a tremendous 529 litre boot. Those are practically the basics to survive as a saloon in the American market.

Cheap and good value for money

Priced at just £12,600, the car makes impeccable value for money. Chattanooga Tennessee is the location of its production, where Volkswagen has claimed that supplies will come cheap. Volkswagen will be using local suppliers that will prove cheaper than shipping parts from Europe. The car will not compromise on looks or overall quality that all usually associates Volkswagen with, despite the parts being that but cheaper.

Equipment and safety kit

The standard Passat is quite generous with plenty of great equipment offered as well as sophisticated safety equipment which is an important factor in the country. The standard equipment includes a six speed manual gearbox which will help in terms of fuel economy and performance. In terms of keeping everyone safe, six airbags are fitted as well as electronic stability control.


The engines said to available on the car include the 2.0 litre diesel, five cylinder 2.5 litre diesel petrol and a 3.6 litre V6 engine.

It sounds like the car can be a success in the country. The Volkswagen Passat is one of the company’s strongest weapons and possibly the best family Saloon available on the market.