Jul 2021

VW to Drop the Passat in the U.S.

Volkswagen of America confirmed it will drop the slow-selling U.S. Passat sedan after the 2022 model to boost plans to build electric vehicles at its Chattanooga Assembly complex.

Sales of the midsize sedan were up 13% in the first six months of 2021 over the same period the previous year, to 11,367, and up 63% in 2020 during the pandemic to 22,964, but those gains came after massive falls. VW sold 41,401 Passats in the U.S. in 2018 and 60,722 in 2017.