Detroit LIVE: Volkswagen Passat Performance Concept image

The German based automaker Volkswagen has pulled the wraps off the Passat Performance Concept during the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

After releasing the very first images and details with the Volkswagen Passat Performance Concept just a day ago, the model is ending up in our news once again, this time with the carmaker making its public debut during the 2013 Detroit Motor Show. The Volkswagen Passat Performance Concept is a production ready model which should hit the production line soon. The vehicle has a lowered sports suspension, an updated front fascia, bi-xenon headlights, dual exhaust pipes, LED taillights, honecomb inserts in the front bumper and 19-inch alloy wheels, amongst others.

The most important part of the model can be found under its hood where the 1.8 liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine, from the EA888 family, can be found. The TSI unit is producing a total output of 250 HP (186 kW) and it will replace the 2.5 liter inline five-cylinder engine currently used in the United States. The engine in this case has been mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Additional details on the Volkswagen Passat Performance Concept are limited for the moment but you can check out the photo gallery posted below.