This picture, leaked from a German Volkswagen brochure, shows an undisguised, production-ready 2012 VW Passat.
As we suspected, the front end is revised, to fall in line with the rest of the VW family. With lower, wider air intakes and a narrower upper grille, the Passat now looks similar to the latest Polo and Golf head-on. The lights have been tweaked to include LED daytime running lamps, too.
Most probably the new passat will be showen at October’s Paris Motor Show, and it’s due on sale early next year.