2007 VW Passat gets a SEMA-inspired aero-kit

2007 VW Passat gets a SEMA-inspired aero-kit
2007 VW Passat

Starting September, 2006, Volkswagen will offer an aerodynamic package for their current 2007 VW Passat family sedan.

In its news release, the German company says that the aero-kit is inspired by the concept vehicles presented at the last year’s annual SEMA auto show in Las Vegas.

Providing the amorphous 2007 Volkswagen Passat with a more macho appearance, the new factory kit consists of a more aggressive front bumper with huge air intakes and a more aerodynamic rear skirt.

The appearance kit also includes new side sills, tailgate lip and twin exhaust pipes, as well as a honeycomb front grille and smaller side air intakes.

A set of special springs lower the car by 25-30 mm and limit suspension travel making the car stiffer on the road and, hopefully, enhancing handling at higher speeds.

The new Velos 18-inch alloy wheels are offered in titanium or chrome-silver finish. They are wrapped with Pirelli P Zero Asimmetrico 235/45ZR18 tires.

Well, it’s just about time to offer the kit, since, style-wise, the Passat sucks a great deal comparing to its major competitors — the Japanese Mazda6 and Honda Accord, and even the American Chrysler 300.

As of now, Volkswagen plans to limit the push with an aerodynamics only, not offering this time any complementary engine upgrade neither for its rather anemic 200 hp 2.0-liter inline-4, nor for a more powerful 280 hp 3.6-liter V6 powerplant..

In the United States, the package will cost you about $4,500. Whoa.

Photo: Volkswagen

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