Thursday, January 10, 2019

2020 VW Passat teaser

VW has released another teaser for the new 2020 VW Passat sedan.
(The first one was overly optimistic sketches)

And this is obviously the top of the line sporty model pictured here (GT or "R")

The 2020 Passat will have a new design and interior but will be using the same older platform.
Which is really strange, since the recently released New Passat in China does use a more current MQB platform. (Or does it really???)
So far, the Chinese and US Passat models have been pretty much the exact same cars. Except for a few details.
While VW still offers a completely different model called the Passat in Europe.

So if the Chinese and US models now have different platforms, it would mean that VW is producing no less than 3 different Passat models around the world.
Which seems such a waste of money.
Especially these days, since they are trying to cut corners on everything...


Why???

1 comment:

Dylan Mountain said...

I think they aren’t making any money with the ones in Europe because of how expensive they are to make, higher quality components and materials. I don’t think they make much selling them in the US where the quality expectation is less than Europe but higher than China. In China most vehicles are made cheap so the bar is lower. They can build a car without independent suspension, older platforms and cheaper materials. So they make more money in China. Therefor if they sold the European model in China they probably would lose a lot of money.