Photo 1/10 | 2016 Volkswagen Passat Diesel Passenger Front
Photo 2/10 | 2016 Volkswagen Passat Diesel Stage | In what we can only think is Volkswagen's confidence that the company will overcome the debacle surrounding its 2.0L TDI engine program (ECUs in clean-diesel models were programmed to present false emissions readings), VW of America President and CEO, Michael Horn, introduced the all-new '16 Passat at a gala reveal event held in Brooklyn, New York, on September 21, 2015.
Photo 3/10 | 2016 Volkswagen Passat Diesel Front | A dramatic, four-bar grille, narrow headlights, and brawny fenders are captivating features that give the Passat what appears to be a lowered stance and definitely a mean frontal persona.
Photo 4/10 | 2016 Volkswagen Passat Diesel Driver Front | According to Volkswagen's Head of Design, Klaus Bischoff, the remade Passat was drafted using "a progressive design strategy, giving the car a dynamic presence and a more sophisticated look." Bischoff adds, "We have integrated several new design elements, including a sculpted, domed hood that significantly sets the car apart from its predecessor."
Photo 5/10 | 2016 Volkswagen Passat Diesel Passenger Rear | A new rear bumper and chrome-accents on the trunk complete the Passat's major body features that are revamped. The sedan's doors, roof, and bodyside stamping are the only sheetmetal carried over from first-generation models.
Photo 7/10 | 2016 Volkswagen Passat Diesel Tail Light | Brighter LED headlights and taillights are a first-time standard feature for Volkswagen sedans.
Photo 8/10 | 2016 Volkswagen Passat Diesel Kravitz | If seeing the '16 Volkswagen Passat first wasn't enough, guests were also treated to the music of Grammy-winning recording artist Lenny Kravitz, whose band kept all in attendance rocking well into the evening.
Photo 10/10 | 2016 Volkswagen Passat Diesel Mib Ii Infotainment | Techies will surely geek out on the Passat's updated interior, highlighted by a redesigned steering wheel and column, instrument cluster (note the two big, round speedometer and tachometer gauges), and a swipe-screen/pinch-zoom MIB II infotainment system that also serves as the foundation for the available VW Car-Net, which brings together the three major smartphone integration platforms—Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink—for seamless use with most popular smartphones.