VW is replacing the Passat with a new mid-size sedan, presently known only as the, um, New Mid-size Sedan. A sketch released by the automaker suggests that the final product, due in 2011, will be more chiseled than current VWs, but the NMS is sized specifically for the U.S. market. Engine offerings will include both direct-injection gasoline and turbo-diesel models, mated to either a six-speed dual-clutch automatic or a six-speed manual. The NMS will be produced in Tennessee at VW's new factory, which is currently under construction.
2011 Volkswagen Jetta Arriving in late 2010 as a 2011 model, the sixth-generation Jetta is, for the first time, not a direct descendant of the Golf. The new, better-looking sedan will have a killer base price, made possible by reverting to a torsion-beam rear axle on the lowest trim levels.
2012 Volkswagen Polo The Volk from Wolfsburg want to bring us the tiny Polo in the form of a four-door sedan or as a slightly larger and taller version of the European Polo hatchback. Expect a 105-hp, 1.2-liter turbocharged I-4 and a base price of $13,000 to give the Honda Fit something to worry about.