According to a recent report, Volkswagen will build an extended wheelbase Passat in China.

According to a recent report, Volkswagen will build the facelifted Passat in China.

Details are limited, but China Car Times is reporting FAW-VW (as opposed to Shanghai-VW) is the leading contender to produce the updated model. Besides the standard sedan, Volkswagen will offer a long-wheelbase variant which will be stretched approximately 120mm (4.7 inches).

As you may recall, long-wheelbase models are surprising popular in China. Notable vehicles include the BMW 5-Series LWB, the Mercedes E300 L, the Volvo S80L, and the Cadillac SLS.

Production is scheduled to begin early next year, so stay tuned for more information.