Volkswagen Passat sedan will give way to more successful crossoversNovember 21, 2020
VW Passat will leave one of the countries forever after 2023. This is not the first sedan to compete with cars from the booming SUV segment.
The Volkswagen Passat sedan will disappear from the American car market in the coming years. According to Wards Auto, the German automaker will discontinue production of the model at its Tennessee plant in 2023 and will no longer offer it to its US customers. The vacant place on the conveyor will be taken by an electric car ID.4.
The Germans decided to abandon the Passat in America after several years of relatively low sales. In 2019, dealers of the brand handed over to customers a total of 14,123 such machines. VW updated the 2020 sedan, but even such a thorough upgrade did not help the model escape oblivion.
In the United States, it will be difficult for him to compete with the SUVs that local motorists love so much. This is a lost battle for the liking of buyers.
At the same time, work on the new generation Passat is gaining momentum. The novelty will receive an upgraded MQB platform and will add a little in size.
The Americans would not appreciate this change either. The new Passat, according to Automotive News Europe, will not be produced at home, but in Slovakia.
Earlier it became known that the new electric crossover Volkswagen ID.5 will be sold exclusively in the European market. This strategy will be in effect for at least the next few years.
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