Volkswagen is going to reveal the redesigned 2020 VW Passat next month at the Detroit Auto Show, but in the meantime we have a few design sketches of the updated sedan.

2020 VW Passat Sketch

As we can see from these design sketches, the 2020 VW Passat will look a bit sportier than the current version, but underneath that new sheetmetal, the 2020 Passat rides on the same platform as the current model.

At the front the 2020 Passat’s face is a bit bolder with its large grille that’s flanked by slim headlights. The front fascia has some styling cues that aren’t too far off from the Arteon and Jetta. At the rear the sleeker taillights also look similar to the Jetta’s.

2020 VW Passat Sketch

We’ll have all the details next month, but we already know that the 2020 Passat will only be offered with a four-cylinder engine, since the 2019 model already ditched the V6. The 2020 Passat will be offered in four trim levels. It will come standard with 17-inch wheels, LED headlights and taillights, an 8-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, forward collision warning and blind-spot monitoring.

Adaptive cruise control,  rain-sensing wipers, lane-keeping assist and an upgraded audio system will be optional.

Source: VW