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  • 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
Production of the Volkswagen Passat at the Emden factory 1978.

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Leslie Bothge
Spokesperson Production / Procurement
Tel. +49 (0) 5361 / 9-21549
Martin Hube
Spokesperson Product Line Midsize/Fullsize
Tel. +49 (0) 5361 / 9-49874