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VW Debuts U.S.-Designed Passat GT Concept at 2016 L.A. Auto Show

VW Debuts U.S.-Designed Passat GT Concept at 2016 L.A. Auto Show

By Philly Murtha, November 14, 2016
This week, at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, Volkswagen will unveil its Passat GT Concept sporty midsize sedan that was designed at the automaker’s North American design and engineering center in Chattanooga, TN. The Passat GT Concept features some 20 interior and exterior updates and is powered by an optional 280-horsepower VR6 engine featuring many elements incorporated from U.S. customer feedback, according to Volkswagen of America.

Among design changes on the Passat GT are black honeycomb grille inserts with red accent lines that take cues from the sporty VW Golf GTI. Upgrades on the Passat concept include special bumper treatments, black window surrounds, and a black roof and trunk spoiler. Lighting also has been enhanced with LED headlights, smoke-tinted taillights, dual-trapezoid shaped exhaust, and sport muffler. The Passat GT Concept also rides on 19-in. Tornado wheels and has red-painted brake calipers. Ride height has been lowered by 0.6 inches to give the GT Concept a closer-to-the-road stance.

The new Passat GT Concept is sportier inside with carbon-fiber patterned door trim and instrument panel. Sport seats are two-tone black and gray with contrast stitching. The headliner is black and the center console is also done in piano black.

Power for the concept Passat GT comes from the conventional VR6 3.6-liter 6-cylinder engine that produces 280 horsepower. The engine is partnered with a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that is controlled through paddle shifters behind the steering wheel.

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