Before the opening of the Detroit Motor Show in 2011, the Volkswagen company has declassified information about midsize sedans New Midsize Sedan (NMS) for the North American market, which was given the name Passat. Despite the fact that the model is named as well as European, they have nothing in common. The instrument panel is made in the style of Toureg, and trim will be available in three different versions. Already based American Passat is well equipped, including a cruise and climate control, electric windows, external temperature sensor with a warning of possible icy conditions and Bluetooth. A number of options appear electric seats, leather upholstery, wood trim, GPS navigation and keyless access. The base for the Passat is the 2.5-liter five-cylinder gasoline engine with 170 hp (240 Nm), is mounted in a pair with a five-speed manual transmission. But for a fee can be installed and six-speed automatic. Those who are of this will seem a little, can opt for the 3.6-liter petrol “six”, issuing 280 hp and peak torque of 349 Nm. According to the manufacturer, with the motor American Passat is raskhodovt on the highway 5.6 liters of diesel per hundred, which will on one tank of the distance of 1287 kilometers. Production of Volkswagen Passat 2012 for the North American market will be established in the city of Chattanooga (Tennessee), but the novelty will appear on sale later this year at a price of 20,000 dollars for the basic version.