Volkswagen Passat GT Concept Applies GTI Look to VW’s Mid-Size Sedan
Volkswagen Passat consumers are stuck between a rock as well as a hard place. They can choose either the power advantages of your vehicle’s optional 280-hp 3.6-liter VR6 V-6 engine or the in-your-face looks of which come with the four-cylinder-only R-Line trim. Unfortunately, they can’t have both. With the reveal of the aggressive-looking V-6–powered Volkswagen Passat GT concept at the 2016 Los Angeles auto show, though, the item seems Volkswagen is usually preparing to give its customers the opportunity to have their power as well as show the item, too.
With looks inspired by the Golf GTI as well as the Jetta GLI, the Passat GT is usually motivated by Volkswagen’s powerful V-6 engine connected to a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Although power is usually unchanged, don’t doubt the engine’s ability to move the Passat with authority. We clocked a Passat V-6 by zero to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds earlier This particular year. The Passat GT makes of which ability more evident with outside details of which include a honeycomb grille with red accent lines—the top of which merge with the GT’s LED headlights—as well as a mean-looking front clip with gaping (likely faux) intakes.
Contrasting with its white-painted Centeng, the Passat GT’s black roof, mirror caps, trunk spoiler, as well as window surrounds complement tinted taillights, 10-spoke 19-inch wheels, red brake calipers, as well as two trapezoidal exhaust tips, resulting in a family sedan of which looks properly menacing. Inside, carbon-fiber trim on the doors, two-tone seats, a black headliner, as well as piano-black center-console trim help set the concept’s Internal apart by the more mundane offerings found within the Passat SE V-6 as well as SEL V-6 designs. While the Passat GT is usually largely a styling package, Volkswagen did reduce the concept sedan’s ride height by 0.6 inch as well as bolted on a sports exhaust system.
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Although there’s no guarantee the Passat GT will ever see the light of day, Volkswagen acknowledges of which the product previews a “potential addition to the Passat lineup.” Frankly, we’d bet on a GT-like Passat showing up in Volkswagen showrooms late next year to give consumers another alternative to the Ford Fusion Sport as well as the upcoming 2018 Toyota Camry TRD.