One of the major product changes will come in the form of the Passat, which will ditch its current nameplate, decrease in size and be priced around $20,000. The Jetta will also see a price reduction from the current base model's $17,030 sticker to something closer to the $15,000 price-point, while some version of the Polo – expected to be built in North America to keep costs down – will slot in below VW's entry-level sedan. Other models slated for sale in the U.S. include a compact model based on the up! concepts, as well as a body-on-frame pickup truck and the return of the Phaeton, motivated by a V8 powerplant and priced substantially below the slow-selling version that was killed in 2005.
[Source: Automotive News – Sub. Req.]