The Passat morphed from a ‘70s car into a sleek, shiny 2000s model. See the progression through all of the Volkswagen Passat generations!
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The Volkswagen Passat isn’t immediately mentioned by a lot of people when talking about the greatest automobiles ever made, but it’s actually one of the best-selling cars of all time! More than the Volkswagen Beetle, more than the Honda Civic, more than the Ford Model T, and more than the Chevy Impala. The Volkswagen Passat trumps them all in sales.
Like many cars, the Passat started as a replacement for a not-so-successful predecessor. The Passat, though, was an immediate favorite. At times, the Passat shared components with other Audi and Volkswagen vehicles, but it developed a reputation of its own as it evolved in size, shape, and style. This is one of those vehicles that has been sold all over the world, so there are variants, different generations for different markets, and special editions.
Overall, the Passat ran for eight generations before it was only recently discontinued. The last Passat assembled in the United States may have rolled off the line in Chattanooga, Tennessee this past January, but it’s got a legacy that will live on. Let’s take a look back at how the Passat changed (and stayed ahead of the competition) over the course of 49 years.
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