Volkswagen Passat Performance Concept unveiled ahead of Detroit debut image

Volkswagen has recently pulled the wraps off the Passat Performance Concept, ahead of the model’s official debut scheduled for the 2013 Detroit Motor Show.

After teasing it just a few days before writing this article, the Volkswagen Passat Performance Concept is now being placed into the spotlights once again, this time with the German based automaker unveiling it ahead of its debut scheduled for the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, on the 14th of January. The Passat Performance Concept looks slightly revised and it might preview a future version of the R-Line model.

The Volkswagen Passat Performance Concept is getting a lowered sports suspension, a new front bumper, bi-xenon headlights, LED taillights, dual exhaust pipes, a two-tone leather upholstery, a black headliner and 19-inch alloy wheels, amongst others. Power to the model is being provided by a 1.8 liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine, which is producing a total output of 250 HP (186 kW). The new unit, which is from the EA888 family, will replace the 2.5 liter inline five-cylinder in the United States later on this year and it’s coming with a six-speed automatic transmission. More details on the VW Passat Performance Concept will be announced in Detroit.

Source: Volkswagen