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Volkswagen Readies Passat R GT Appearance Package

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Volkswagen Readies Passat R GT Appearance Package

Date posted: 04-18-2006

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — A Volkswagen Passat aerodynamic appearance package will be offered this fall, the company has announced. It's based on the R GT concept vehicle shown at the 2005 Special Equipment Market Association's (SEMA) show last November, and will be a $4,500 option. Customers will also be able to purchase the components à la carte at all VW dealerships.

The appearance package creates a "racy and aggressive" look for the Passat, VW said, with front and rear skirts with color-contrasting elements, a honeycomb-design grille, a side sill kit, an integrated tailgate lip, oval-shaped tailpipe trim and 18-inch titanium-colored alloy wheels with 18-inch high-performance Pirelli summer tires.

The Passat R GT concept and appearance package are the result of VW's Moonraker project, a team of employees who generate vehicles and options designed for the U.S. market.

What this means to you: We give this package an A+ for the execution, and a B- for price.

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Link: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/News/articleId=110060

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Yuck...

Took all the class away. I thought VW wasn't pimping its rides?

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Um...no.

Wait...yes. R GT up me a Phaeton!

Edmunds gives a no-go show kit an A+...tells you where their heads are.

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All show, no go? What a waste time and supposed mojo.

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Who would buy this if they're buying a Passat? You'd think the potential buyers would be more intersted in a Golf GTI or something.

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I like the idea of sprucing up the Passat's exterior.....but this looks too awkward to me....like it's forced...

Audi's "S-Line" packages are far more cohesive.

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It looks okay, but totally contradicts VW's anti-pimped ride commercials.

And, Volkswagen... let's see a real R-GT.

Edited by MyerShift

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