The Passat wagon isn't much of a surprise. We knew it was coming and we didn't expect a design revolution. Actually the shape is pretty dull, equaling all your U.S.-based preconceptions on what the station wagon is and why it still has a stigma here. These pictures were released to announce the wagon to Germany, which gets the estate first. The new Passat will be released in North America this fall. More pictures at the link.