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  • With more than 29 million vehicles produced, the Passat is one of the most important models in the business class
  • Together with the Beetle (21.5 million) and Golf (35 million), the Passat is one of the three most successful Volkswagen models
  • At the end of January 2019, Volkswagen will start the countdown for the next evolutionary stage of the Passat

For 45 years the Passat has been on course for the future. Originally launched in 1973, it is now sold on every continent. Volkswagen has built more than 29 million Passat vehicles in eight generations so far. 2019 will see the start of a new evolutionary stage of the most successful mid-size car ever, as the Passat becomes the first in its segment to break through the barrier of 30 million units.

Passat first generation (hatchback saloon, 1973)
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Passat first generation (hatchback saloon, 1973)

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Martin Hube
Spokesperson Product Line Midsize/Fullsize
Tel. +49 (0) 5361 / 9-49874