The Volkswagen Group has a long way to go in the united States if you want to recompose your image after what happened with the Dieselgate. However, before this happened it is not that you were very good to the German firm. Its range of models seemed not to be sufficiently adapted to the needs of the demanding american public (lack of a large SUV) and the news came with drops.
This situation made him lose the step with some rivals and, therefore, their sales never were what they wanted. in Addition I had to add another situation: in the signature there was not any model powerful enough to draw the attention of the yankees. Yes, a man may say by there that was the version fat of Golf, but that for americans it was not enough as they are more accustomed to other types of models fat.
well, it seems that we have had to pass all these things to the Volkswagen Group to realize what your customers actually need in that part of the world. As announced the firm is working on a version bastard of the Passat that is sold in the united States and that has nothing to do with the that we can find in our market.
The Volkswagen Passat GT, as will be known by those latitudes, will have a mechanical petrol with a 3.6-liter displacement and six cylinders in V. The power that will be provided by this block will be of 280 HP and will be commanded by an automatic gearbox DSG dual-clutch with six-speed (will be cams on the steering wheel).
This model arrives at the Los Angeles Auto Show as a prototype, although the trademark is already well advanced that will hit the market as we can see in the pictures. The main elements that have been modified with regards to the model of the street have been the size of the alloy wheels and various aerodynamic devices, among which are the reduction of centimeters in the height of the set.
To finish there is that to say that the Passat GT will not come to Europe, but it is a good test of that in the Volkswagen Group are putting the batteries to fix the problems in the that have gotten. Very well.
Source – Volkswagen
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