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Volkswagen Passat: 30 millionth vehicle produced

Volkswagen has celebrated a production milestone this week, with the 30 millionth Passat rolling down the assembly line. On April 3 at the brand's Emden facility in Germany, a Passat GTE 'Variant' wagon finished in Pyrite Silver metallic was the magic milestone unit...

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2020 Volkswagen Passat facelift revealed, here before year's end
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2020 Volkswagen Passat facelift revealed, here before year's end

Volkswagen has revealed the updated 2020 Passat range this week, sporting a range of equipment and technology upgrades in addition to minor design revisions. While it may not look all that different, the Passat has received a raft of new assistance and infotainment technologies to re-assert it as a flagship model in the Volkswagen stable, after being knocked down a rung or two by the related Arteon and larger Touareg SUV...


Volkswagen Passat to get range-wide PHEV option - report
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Volkswagen Passat to get range-wide PHEV option - report

The updated Volkswagen Passat looks set to offer plug-in hybrid technology across its line-up instead of reserving it for the upper end of the range, according to a new report. Britain's Auto Express claims Volkswagen is planning to offer a less-powerful PHEV powertrain in the refreshed Passat line-up – due to be revealed early next year – making the technology more widely available than the current model...


2019 Volkswagen Passat spied
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2019 Volkswagen Passat spied

The updated Volkswagen Passat has been spied during development testing this week, giving us a closer look at the facelifted sedan version of the brand's mid-sizer. Despite the camouflage at both ends, we can see the Passat will get a refreshed facial treatment headlined by a redesigned front bumper, a revised grille treatment, and what appears to be a new LED daytime-running light signature peeking through the wrap...


Volkswagen brand chairman to talk electric future, reveal concept at CES
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Volkswagen brand chairman to talk electric future, reveal concept at CES

The head of Volkswagen’s passenger car brand will use January’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas to offer new insight into the company’s vision for an electrified future. Earlier this year, it was confirmed that former BMW executive Dr. Herbert Diess, now chairman of the board of management for Volkswagen Passenger Cars, would present a keynote address at CES, but the details of his speech had not yet been revealed...


Volkswagen Passat GTE plug-in hybrid revealed
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Volkswagen Passat GTE plug-in hybrid revealed

The Volkswagen Passat GTE plug-in hybrid will be among the German giant’s reveals at this week’s 2014 Paris motor show.  The electrified take on its new-generation mid-sized staple takes on the GTE moniker premiered on the Mk7 Golf in February, and features a 160kW/400Nm powertrain that boasts claimed fuel use of less than 2...