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Sporty 2018 Passat GT Unveiled!

Sporty 2018 Passat GT Unveiled!


2018 Passat GT Special Model Debuts


In January, 2018, the 2018 VW Passat GT special model debuted at the North American International Auto Show. Its production model was previewed through a concept in Los Angeles in 2016. The engineering staff at Volkswagen's Chattanooga, Tennessee designed the car. The 2018 VW Passat GT special model's highlights include a 3.6-liter VR6 engine with a sport exhaust and lower suspension, and the car adds over twenty sporty exterior and interior enhancements to the Passat. This car is bound to be one of the best sporty-appearance cars on the continent. Continue reading to learn all about the 2018 VW Passat GT, and how this amazing car could be perfect for your day-to-day needs!

The Special Model's Interior

The car's interior is where you will spend your time, so why not zoom in on that first? The seating has black leatherette with Moonrock Gray inserts and contrast stitching. Default interior comfort features include heated side mirrors, dual-zone Climatronic automatic climate control, heated front seats, an eight-way power driver's seat and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. There is standard Bluetooth.

Looking to stay connected further? The 2018 Passat GT special model offers a Composition Media infotainment unit with a 6.3-inch touchscreen display. Three major platforms, being MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, are available with the car's Car-Net App-Connect technology. SiriusXM Satellite Radio with a three-month trial is standard. There are two USB ports. One of the ports is in the rear seat console, the other in the front center console.


The Car's Exterior Design

The exterior has sporty touches all over the place. There is a black roof, black window and door trim, and black mirror caps. There are two-tone 19-inch 'Tornado' wheels with red-painted black calipers, which shows off Volkswagen's performance heritage. On the rear you will find blackened LED tail lights and a black spoiler. The rear fascia has a double exhaust with an acoustic package, as well as black bumper trim.

Powering the Fantastic Car

It isn't just because of the car's design that everyone is excited about it, but this is a true sports sedan that people are looking for because of Volkswagen's 3.6-liter VR6 engine. This engine produces 280 horsepower @ 6,200 rpm and 258 lb-ft of torque @ 2,500 rpm. The EPA estimates that this car should offer up to 28 miles per gallon (mpg) highway and 19 mpg city. A standard six-speed DSG automatic transmission with Tiptronic handles shifting. There are steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters in the car.

About Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Herndon, Virginia is where Volkswagen of America, Inc., is headquartered. It was founded in 1955. Other VW vehicles include, but are not limited to, the Golf, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Atlas, Jetta and Tiguan. Come down to Coachella Valley Volkswagen to see our inventory! If you have any questions before you head down, we may be reached via phone by dialing (877) 999-6291. You can alternatively fill out the contact form we have provided to the right! We cannot wait to help with your vehicle search right here at 79050 Varner Road in Indio!

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