New Volkswagen Passat 2020 pricing and specs detailed: Mazda 6 rival now cost more to buy

Volkswagen Australia has increased the pricing of the recently facelifted Passat mid-size car.

Introduced in January, the new Passat has so far been exclusively offered in entry-level form, with the 140TSI Business grade available in sedan and wagon body-styles.

And now both variants have copped $600 price rises, jumping to $46,590 and $48,590 plus on-road costs respectively.

Speaking to CarsGuide, a Volkswagen Australia spokesperson said no changes have been made to the Mazda6 rival’s standard specification, with its higher pricing introduced due to exchange-rate and inflationary pressures.

For reference, the front-wheel-drive 140TSI Business versions are powered by a 140kW/320Nm 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine, which is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

As reported, Volkswagen Australia is planning to introduce additional grades of the facelifted Passat, including a new mid-range 162TSI and the returning 206TSI flagship.

2020 Volkswagen Passat pricing before on-road costs

Variant Transmission Cost
140TSI Business sedan automatic $46,590 (+$600)
140TSI Business wagon automatic $48,590 (+$600)