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New Passat breaks record on debut: Number one mid-range model with 30 million vehicles worldwide

The 30 millionth Passat is a GTE Variant.
  • Most successful mid-range model: Volkswagen’s Emden plant has produced the 30 millionth Passat
  • COO Brandstätter: “Since its launch 46 years ago, 30 million customers have had confidence in this Volkswagen vehicle”
  • The 30,000,000th model is a Passat GTE Variant in the latest generation, featuring an enhanced plug-in hybrid drive.

On April 3, the Passat broke the 30-million-model mark for production in the Volkswagen plant at Emden, with the result that the bestseller set a new record in its segment: no other mid-range model and no other business vehicle globally has been sold more often than the Passat. The 30,000,000th vehicle – a Passat GTE Variant with a plug-in hybrid drive and a Pyrite Silver Metallic exterior – is already one of the first models in a new evolutionary stage to feature an extensive technical update (European presales will begin in May). The 30 millionth Passat will be used as a press and test vehicle for the international media over the coming months.

Production of the Volkswagen Passat at the Emden factory 1978.

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