You’d probably have a hard time finding anyone to say that the current generation Passat is sporty or exciting, but Volkswagen is reportedly trying to change that. According to a report from Digital Trends, Volkswagen is going to reveal a sportier Passat GT later this year.

VW Passat GT Concept

Last year VW unveiled the Passat GT concept at the LA Auto Show and now VW is reportedly going to reveal the production version a year later at the same show. A Volkswagen spokesperson reportedly confirmed the report.

On the outside the updates to the Passat GT were minimal with the updates being restricted to sportier bumpers, a black grille, different wheels and a rear spoiler, Under the hood the Passat GT concept was powered by a 280-hp 3.6L VR6 engine. That same engine is slated for the production model with 280-hp and 258 lb-ft. of torque.

Pricing for the 2018 Passat GT is expected to start around $30,000, but we’ll get all the details at the LA Auto Show later this year.

Source: Digital Trends