These are the first spy photos with the next generation of the Volkswagen Passat.
The prototype seen in these pictures is the more practical Variant version with a wider track in comparison to the current model and it also comes with different headlights and front grille. The back of the car hasn't changed which means we are dealing with an early prototype mixing hardware of both generations.
Details are scarce at the moment, but we do know the new Volkswagen Passat will utilize the company's versatile MQB platform which means it is expected to go on a diet. It is believed the model will be shown at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show before going on sale shortly after.