Like every single great car, the 2018 Volkswagen Passat GT started with a thought and a couple of individuals in a carport. The thought was how to bring a touch of Volkswagen’s execution legacy into average size cars.
The Passat GT was planned at VW’s Engineering and Planning Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, which additionally home to the production line that assembles the U.S.- spec form of the Passat.
Beginning with the highlights of the Passat R-Line, the Passat GT takes to the street with an extraordinary game suspension and 19-inch Tornado wheels.
New Exterior Design
As far as exterior changes, the Passat GT gets LED lighting front and rear, a blacked-out honeycomb bumper with GTI-esque red strips running across the fascia, a black roof, a black spoiler, black mirror caps, 19-inch wheels, red brake calipers, and a dual exhaust.
Purchasers have the last decision on choosing between Pure White, Reflex Silver, Platinum Gray, and Deep Black. Inside, the GT gets piano dark trim, dark main event, dim seat embeds with differentiating sewing, and “GT” identifications on every doorsill.
Powerful New Engine
Inside, there’s a bevy of sport-flavored upgrades, from carbon fiber-optic décor and a black headliner to two-tone black/gray seats with contrast stitching. Under the hood, there’s a 3.6-liter VR6 engine—tuned to 280 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 258 lb-ft of torque at 2,500 rpm with regular fuel.
Combination of Local and Global Expertise
“Combining a local perspective with our global engineering expertise allows us to create vehicles that meet the needs and desires of customers here,” says Matthias Erb, chief engineering officer for VW’s North American Region.
The Passat GT will hit dealerships in the US as part of a limited-run special model based off the R-Line trim. the Passat GT will carry a starting MSRP of $29,090 with an $850 destination charge.