Here’s a rendering of Volkswagen’s Passat replacement . Last year we reported that VW will split up Passat production in a similar way that Honda makes one Accord for North America and another for the rest of the world (the other version of the Accord is a smaller car and is sold in the U.S. as the Acura TSX .)
The next Passat for the U.S. will be larger than the other version and likely shared with China. The parts for the U.S. car may be made in China and assembled at VW’s new facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Volkswagen should have it’s NMS (New Midsized Sedan) ready for 2010, and it hopes to sell about 150,000 annually.