Volkswagen has announced that the 2024 Passat will be wagon-only and will arrive this year alongside the new Skoda Superb.
The German automaker has decided to forgo the sedan offering for the Passat, which has been a staple in the Volkswagen lineup for nearly five decades.
The decision to switch from sedan to wagon comes as Volkswagen seeks to capitalize on the growing demand for wagons in Europe and other markets.
The new Passat wagon will feature a number of technological advancements, including new powertrain options and advanced driver-assistance systems.
The engine lineup will include a turbocharged 1.4-liter TSI four-cylinder, as well as a 2.0-liter TDI diesel and a 3.0-liter TSI V6. All engines will be mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
In terms of safety, the Passat will come standard with a suite of driver-assistance features, including adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and automatic emergency braking.
The interior will be equipped with a digital instrument cluster and an infotainment system with a 10-inch touchscreen.
The exterior design of the Passat wagon will be largely the same as the outgoing model, with some minor tweaks to the front and rear end.
The new Passat wagon is expected to be a formidable competitor in the mid-size segment, offering buyers a combination of practicality, comfort, technology, and safety features.
It will be interesting to see how the Passat wagon fares against its competitors.