Passat GT, Acura Racing, & Powerful Jeep
Volkswagen is reportedly adding a boost to the daily commute. Digital Trends is reporting a Passat GT will be part of the lineup for the 2018 model year. They quote a Volkswagen spokesperson as saying the more spirited sedan will closely resemble the Passat GT Concept unveiled at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. It’s not clear when the 2018 Volkswagen Passat GT will be introduced, but they say they’ll show up in showrooms by the end of the year.
Acura is serious about racing. They’re teasing their newest race car, the Acura ARX-05 prototype. They plan a series of appearances beginning at Monterey Automotive Week August 18, 2017. The Acura ARX-05 will face the competition on the track at the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January.
Jeep is revealing more about what they say is their most powerful and quickest SUV. We now know the price for the 2018 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk starts at $85,900. That comes with a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine delivering 707 horsepower and 645 lb.-ft. of torque. Orders begin tomorrow. You’ll see them at dealers later this year.