VW's redesigned Chattanooga-made Passat to be revealed Sept. 21

Michael Horn, president and CEO of Volkswagen of America, speaks about the Passat Blue Motion concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mich.
photo Michael Horn, president and CEO of Volkswagen of America, speaks about the Passat Blue Motion concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mich.

Volkswagen's new-look Chattanooga-made Passat will be revealed in New York next month, the company said today.

VW will unveil the first makeover of the Passat sedan on Sept. 21 in Brooklyn, N.Y., according to the company.

The Passat changeover is the first since the Chattanooga factory started producing the U.S. version of the vehicle in 2011.

The Passat's makeover will boast new sheet metal, wheels, headlamps and taillights, said Volkswagen of America. Also, the update will hold a more premium interior with an enhanced instrument panel, according to the automaker.