Here is an exclusive rendering of what Volkswagen’s NMS (New Midsized Sedan) may look like. This car will likely be the 2010 replacement for the current Passat. As reported earlier, VW is looking to make this new car for the U.S. and China markets only. The parts for the U.S. car may be made in China and assembled at VW’s new facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Passat will continue in the rest of the world, but in a different, possibly smaller form.
Volkswagen is looking to split the Passat production versions to better serve different regions of the world. This is in a similar fashion to how Honda makes two separate Accords (the European version of the Accord is a smaller car and is sold in the U.S. as the Acura TSX.)