You have to hand it to the bag scene and their aesthetic. To the common guy on the street, the ant high (or less) resting ride height may seem impossibly low, but the aesthetic that goes along with that look is more-often-than-not incredibly tasteful. This Chattanooga-built Passat sedan is a great example of that.

Unfortunately for those of us on staff, and thus you reading this site, this particular Passat in question was located at a new "section" of the SEMA show located across the street in a gigantic temporary structure. It's not that the area was insignificant, housing also the whole Overhaulin' set. Even still, it was a bit out of the way and we never had a chance to circle back and take a closer look as time never permitted.

Perhaps the most obvious upgrade to the car is the aforementioned air suspension. For that, the car received Airlift Performance front air struts, Slam Specialties rear bags and Airlift performance rear shocks. It's all controlled by Airlift V2 digital air management.

SEMA 2014: TSW / Toyo Volkswagen Passat


Completing the car's connection to the ground, the Passat rolls on 19 x 9.5" TSW Chicane wheels in gloss black with a mirror face. Each wheel is shod with Toyo Proxes4 tires in 235 35 19 fitment. Also, you'll notice between the spokes of the TSWs that the brakes benefit from MGP red caliper covers and are fitted with R1-Concepts drilled and slotted rotors.

The rest of the car is a revelation in its lack of unnecessary decals and details. At the front is a bumper made to mimic the design of the Golf R fitted with an OEM-look badgeless grille and shaved hood notch. OEM-looking LED fitted headlights complete the look at the front. Meanwhile, a shaved trunk, painted lids on the taillights for slimming effect and an OEM trunk spoiler enhance the appearance at the rear.

The upgrades didn't stop on the exterior. This Passat received a custom designed red Nappa Leather interior with diamond stitch pattern in the centers much like an Audi S6 or S7. It all replaces the stock faux leather from the factory, and carries over onto the door cards as well. Adding to the upgraded ambiance is black Alcantara affixed to the roof liner, A, B and C pillars.

By now you're probably thinking, "why the hell didn't he return for more photos?" I am too. #KicksSelf

More photos from the show can be found in our event gallery archive linked at the bottom of this story. Follow along with our ongoing car-by-car coverage of SEMA  HERE .