Hey, everybody, I’m Megan with CarGurus, and I’m at the Detroit Auto Show, and behind me is the 2020 Volkswagen Passat. Both inside and out, Volkswagen wants to channel a premium, luxury feel. From the front, that means a larger grille. From the rear, it means a bigger and bolder Passat badging, stretching from taillight to taillight, and a coupe-like roof. But under the hood, the new Passat uses the same engine as last year: a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that makes 174 horsepower — but this year, its torque will get a 23 pound-foot increase in most versions. Front-wheel drive and a 6-speed automatic come standard. It’s worth noting that the Passat isn’t built on the MQB platform used in popular vehicles like the Golf, but instead rides on an updated Passat platform. Inside, Volkswagen borrows design elements from luxury brands, like this horizontal detailing in the cockpit. It also includes high-end features like front and rear heated leather seats and dual-zone climate control. And the tech gets an upgrade, too: Not only do you get Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, but you also get a glass-covered touchscreen infotainment system.You can access the cargo space via Volkswagen’s foot-activated Easy Open trunk. No word yet on pricing. And with fewer automakers making sedans, the Passat has a shorter list of competitors — and with Volkswagen introducing new luxury features into the Passat, it’s possible it’s set up to compete with sport sedans like the Acura TLX. You can expect to see it on dealer lots next summer. For more information from the Detroit Auto Show, be sure to click on the CarGurus YouTube channel and hit Subscribe. .