• May 5th 2008 at 7:03AM
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The rendering specialists at AutoBild have come up with images of the next Passat. It gets a bit more character in the twin swage lines running down the side of the body, a feature that is looking like the next big design thing. The front end continues the tripartite bumper design VW has recently taken up, but swaps the giant headlamps for some sleek, stylized numbers reminiscent of Audi.
We aren't sure about the sedan design. It looks like it could be a contender with character... or it could be a sedan just trying to be fancy. The wagon, however, looks pretty sexy. We'll know when we see it in the flesh, but the Passat CC is probably a good indicator in the mean time, so if you like that, then you'll probably like this.

[Source: AutoBild via German Car Blog]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      I think it looks great...oh but wait, VW has decided to give us a bunch of NA specific designs so we can expect overweight, too large, softly suspended, no wagon versions (to protect utility - sport has nothing to do with it - vehicle margins) of something that looks and drives crappy. And along with all of that you get the bonus of having VW reliability. SWEET!
        • 7 Years Ago
        im not too sure about it, but wasnt it the ford edge to incorporate the headlights to flow into the grill?
      • 7 Years Ago
      That looks quite nice, however I find that Passat's go from being very attractive to very forgettable quickly.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I really like this one, but did you see how large the B-pillar is on the station wagon in the gallery on the AutoBild link? It's like a foot wide!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hopefully they bring the sales back by not pricing it into the stratosphere as a 3 Series competitor which it is not in the US.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Lavida front??
      • 7 Years Ago
      I thought the concept rendering of the Passat wagon on slide 3 looked pretty good... until I clicked through to slide 22 and saw the rendering of the Opel Insignia Caravan (Wagon) which is simply beautiful.

      I'm hoping that more of these handsome euro-wagons will make it stateside sooner than later, preferably powered by diesel.
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