Volkswagen will be introducing a sporty design vehicle as well as the Atlas SUV, which will have three rows of seats before the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show that will open its doors in the coming days. The Passat GT concept will carry a number of engaging design details, a lowered ride height and some performance pieces.
The 3.6-liter TSI VR6 will keep the factory settings at 283 hp (208 kW). All this power will be transmitted via the 6-speed DSG dual clutch transmission controlled by the atria. The most key change to the performance is the dual trapezoid exhaust outlets and sport silencers that offer a more distinctive sound. Besides, the vehicle which is about 15 mm lowered will stand closer to the standard model.
On the outside, there are 20 different small changes according to the standard model. Playing the leading role in the touches, the black honeypot grille, with red details on it, salutes the legendary GTI. Other noteworthy changes include special bumper parts, black glass frames, red brake callipers and 19-inch Tornado rims that hide them.
The interior is made with very unattractive touches. Carbon fiber trim, dual color (black and gray) sport seats and contrasting seams are the first details to be featured in the door trim and instrument panel. The upgrades emphasize the black ceiling upholstery and the glossy black center console, all standard in the Passat range.
The Passat GT concept was developed at VW’s Chattanooga facility in Tennessee. The car will be on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show in the coming days.