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The Volkswagen Passat sedan will likely leave Europe in 2023

The Arteon is also on the list

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The Volkswagen Passat will leave the United States in 2023 for lack of sufficient sales. History will most likely repeat itself in Europe in the same year. Indeed, although the German brand has confirmed the ninth generation of the car for 2023, it is not certain that it will make its return as a sedan.

As in the United States, the manufacturer has confirmed that the production site for the European Passat, which is currently assembled in Emden in Germany, will be moved. The saloon will soon migrate to Bratislava in Slovakia to be produced alongside its Czech technical sister, the Skoda Superb.

This forced move is intended to free up space for the ID.4 electric SUV. Then it will be the turn of the Aero, a fully electric sedan, to also arrive in Emden in 2023. This sudden change of situation could well push the sedan version of the Passat into retirement.

The Passat sedan has been completely abandoned in favor of the estate version. And more and more European customers prefer the Tiguan. This can only seal the future fate of the sedan and the Arteon could be next on the list, as its replacement is so much in question.

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Comments (18)

  • The problem for the Passat is that the Skoda Superb exists. Interesting how times have changed that you’d rather have a the Skoda over the VW.

    Sign of the times I’m afraid and was inevitable.

      1 month ago
    • I'd personally like to have a Superb as a daily

        1 month ago
    • I nearly bought one but at the 11th hour I found an e-class that was far better and only marginally more so then it was a no brainier. It became a choice between Mercedes vs Skoda and that swayed it to Mercedes.

        1 month ago
  • 😢 I don't want the Passat sedan to give way for electric cars.

      1 month ago
  • Not the Arteon🥺🥺🥺

      1 month ago
  • I love the Passat. Although I’ve never owned one, I’ve been in the back of loads. If the Arteon leaves that’ll be an awful shame as it’s such a brilliant car.

      1 month ago
  • It’s sad to see it leave the western world however, it shows Volkswagen’s commitment to change.

      1 month ago
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