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Sporty Passat GT Answers Consumer Demands

Volkswagen recently took the wraps off the 2018 Passat GT, a limited production model that adds a little sportiness to one of the most popular sedans in America. Based on the R-Line trim package, the VW Passat GT is filled with sporty touches and accents that set it apart from other Passat models. “The Passat GT illustrates how the North American Region can shape Volkswagen vehicles specifically for the U.S. market,” according to VW chief engineering officer Dr. Matthias Erb. “Combining a local perspective with our global engineering expertise allows us to create vehicles that meet the needs and desires of customers here (in the United States).” You’ll find the new Passat GT at Chapman VW Tucson sometime in the second quarter of this year. Starting price with destination charge is just a tick below $30,000.

Powerful Engine Teams With Sport Suspension

The VW Passat GT gets its power from the 3.6L VR6 motor that generates 280 horsepower and up to 258 pound-feet of torque. When teamed with the standard automatic transmission, it provides up to 28 mpg on the highway. The 6-speed transmission also comes with paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel, allowing you to either let the car do the work and seamlessly take the Passat GT through the gears, or you can channel your inner rally driver and try to coax a bit more performance out of this sporty ride. A dropped sport suspension provides a lower center of gravity to help keep you pinned to the road when racing through tight curves. The power is reverberated with a throaty roar through a standard sport exhaust that announces the Passat GT is one car ready to challenge authority.

Different than Other Passat Models

For people who like something just a bit unique, the VW Passat GT differentiates itself from other Passat models starting at the front. LED headlights and daytime running lights both illuminate your way and let people know you’re coming. A GT badge, honeycomb grille and red accent line are all unique to the GT model. Black mirror caps and black door and window trim complement the black roof, while 19-inch Tornado wheels have their dark side punctuated by red brake calipers. Blackened taillights and a black spoiler put an exclamation point on the exterior touches. The black accents continue on the interior, where a black console, headliner and vent trim are all unique to the GT model. There’s plenty of comfort to go around, with black leatherette seating, an 8-way power driver’s seat, heated front bucket seats and climate control. The VW Passat GT is loaded with technology that will keep the driver and passengers connected to the outside world via the Composite Media infotainment center. Stay in touch with Chapman VW Tucson to be among the first to take the new Passat GT for a test drive.

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