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01/16/19
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The most successful midsize car

The Passat is the most successful midsize car in the world. In 2019, it is set to become the first in its segment to cross the threshold of 30 million units sold.

Volkswagen Passat Alltrack
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The Passat was introduced in 1973. Here you can see the first model, produced until 1980.
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The second generation of the Passat was built from 1980 until 1988.
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The third generation can be seen here. It was introduced in 1988 and produced until 1993.
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The fourth generation followed from 1993 to 1997
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Already one year before the end of the fourth generation, the fifth generation was introduced in 1996
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The fifth generation was replaced in 2005.
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The seventh generation was presented in 2010.
With the eighth generation presented in 2014, the car has grown to a length of 4.88 metres. Production preparations for a new generation are already underway.
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... as well as the Variant Alltrack.
The first generation of the US version was voted "Car Of The Year" in 2011. A facelift was applied in 2015.
The second generation of the US version will be presented at the current Detroit Motor Show.

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