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Giti's South Carolina Plant Will Supply Tires for Volkswagen Passat - Suppliers  Modern Tire Dealer

Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. will supply Comfort A1 all-season tires in two sizes from its Chester County, S.C., plant for the 2019 Volkswagen Passat.

Modern Tire Dealer
Redesigned 2020 Volkswagen Passat: All You Need to Know  U.S. News & World Report

Eight years after its last redesign debuted, Volkswagen has revealed the 2020 Passat. The German automaker has designed it specifically for American ...

U.S. News & World Report
2020 Volkswagen Passat: See The Changes Side-By-Side  Motor1.com

See what makes the 2020 Volkswagen Passat special by comparing its design tweaks to the current model.

South Carolina Volkswagen Dealer Informs Drivers With 2019 Volkswagen Passat and Beetle Convertible Research Pages  Benzinga

SPARTANBURG, S.C., Feb. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The 2019 model year is here and that means there is a long list of new cars in the auto industry to ...

Volkswagen gives Passat 2019 a face lift, luxury sedan revealed in Europe  Moneycontrol.com

While VW has not stated any plans of launching the luxury sedan in India, there are many important upgrades it has made to it.

VW Passat gets 'Touaregged', connected and autonomous  Global Fleet

In a few months' time, the 30-millionth Passat will roll off the production line in Germany. In the run up of this milestone, VW decided to treat its D-segment saloon ...

Global Fleet
Redesigned VW Passat Features ADAS | 2019-01-18  FenderBender

Jan. 18, 2019—The 2020 Volkswagen Passat comes equipped with new safety and driver assist programs, reported Consumer Reports. Volkswagen has ...

Volkswagen Passat To 'Partially' Drive Itself At Geneva Motor Show  ZigWheels.com

Volkswagen is taking a step into the future at this year's Geneva Motor Show with the new Passat. Both the saloon and estate versions will be equipped with ...

2020 VW Passat: Now With “Tornado” Lines  Automoblog.net

The 2020 VW Passat makes its debut at the North American International Auto Show, complete with new styling and infotainment technology. And tornado lines!

2019 Chicago Auto Show Photo Gallery: Here are the Latest Volkswagen Models at This Year’s Show  The News Wheel

Volskwagen made news with its new 2019 VW Jetta GTI, but the 2019 Chicago Auto Show also inlcuded the latest Volkswagen models. Check out our photo ...

The News Wheel
2019 Detroit Auto Show: 2020 Volkswagen Passat Showcased  Car and Bike

The new 2020 Volkswagen Passat sedan has finally made its public debut at the ongoing North American International Auto Show a.k.a. Detroit Auto Show.

Car and Bike
Authorities identify Colorado Springs man killed in I-25 crash  Colorado Springs Gazette

A driver killed in a three-vehicle crash Wednesday on Interstate 25 has been identified as 33-year-old Lucas Huffman of Colorado Springs.

Colorado Springs Gazette
Volkswagen Beetle and Passat Win Big with Vincentric  The News Wheel

Vincentric analyzed which automakers supplied the vehicles with best value for American consumers, and the Volkswagen Beetle and Passat win big.

The News Wheel
2019 VW Passat B8 Facelift Gets Detailed Walkaround Video: Inside and Out  autoevolution

A few weeks after turning the old American Passat into a brand new model, Volkswagen Europe also came out with a *fresh* one. Only it's called the 2019 Passat ...

State Patrol looking for witnesses to fatal crash on I-25  KOAA 5

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2020 Volkswagen Passat Gets Conservative Updates  ConsumerReports.org

The all-new 2020 Volkswagen Passat debuted at the Detroit auto show, and the automaker has packed its midsized sedan with a variety of new features, ...

VW to keep Passat on old platform, update styling, tech for 2020  Automotive News

The 2020 Volkswagen Passat will receive new exterior styling, more standard safety equipment and an updated instrument panel but it won't land on a new ...

Automotive News
State Patrol identifies Colorado Springs man killed in I-25 crash  KOAA 5

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Man stabbed 28 times before escaping from boot of car in canal thought he was 'going to die'  BreakingNews.ie

A man stabbed 28 times before escaping from the boot of a car that was pushed into a canal near the Battle of the Boyne site, has told a Central Criminal Court ...

2019 VW Passat Review: Comfy ride with a large backseat - Roadshow  CNET

If you're looking for soft and comfortable, the Passat might be a good choice, but there are much better offerings in the segment.

2020 Volkswagen Passat Prototype first drive review: Staying the course  CNET

VW's refreshed Passat gets a new look, more torque and different features across its trim levels.

2020 Volkswagen Passat Price, Release Date, Reviews and News  Edmunds.com

Edmunds has the latest news on the 2020 Volkswagen Passat, including pricing information, release date, review, pictures, specs and first impressions from our ...

Volkswagen Teases 2020 Passat, Pledges To Stick By Sedans  Motor1.com

Volkswagen tweeted out a teaser of its new Passat ahead of the sedan's debut next week at the Detroit Auto Show.

This Is The 2020 Volkswagen Passat Before You're Supposed to See It and It Looks Pretty Good  Jalopnik

Not everyone is buying into the idea that the sedan has been murdered at the tire-gloved hands of the crossover, which is good news for those of us who want to ...

2019 VW Passat For Europe: Preliminary Details Released  Motor1.com

VW recently teased the updated Passat for North America and is now announcing plans for the MQB-based Passat facelift earmarked for Europe.

Man stabbed and put in car pushed into canal thought he was ‘going to die’  The Irish Times

Gerard Boyle tells court he received 28 knife wounds before nearly drowning in car boot.

The Irish Times
2018 Volkswagen Passat First Test: Tough Company  Motor Trend

The Volkswagen Passat competes against talented rivals including the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, yet the 2018 model is essentially the same midsize ...

Motor Trend
VW Reveals New Passat For China, Could Preview Next-Gen U.S. Model  Motor1.com

Volkswagen has unveiled a brand new generation of the Passat sedan for the Chinese market. While that's not the most exciting news, it is an important launch ...

VW Passat GT is officially a one-hit wonder  CNET

Volkswagen is hard at work preparing a follow-up to the current Passat sedan. But between now and then, buyers looking at the Passat will face a limited lineup.

Real identity of third Skripal suspect revealed  The Telegraph

The real name of the third Russian agent involved in the Salisbury nerve agent attack has been revealed as Denis Vyacheslavovich Sergeyev by an ...

The Telegraph
2019 VW Passat Variant Makes Snowy Spy Photo Debut  Motor1.com

The U.S market is yet to receive an MQB-based Volkswagen Passat but European customers have been enjoying a smarter and more refined Passat for years.

2019 VW Passat Driver Gives Us The One-Finger Salute [UPDATE]  Motor1.com

The refreshed Euro-spec VW Passat has been caught by our spy photographers, but the test driver wasn't exactly thrilled to see he was being followed.

Your Next Euro VW Passat Could Be Built By Skoda [UPDATE]  Motor1.com

VW is rethinking its model production to free up capacity for its armada of EVs, and that could mean moving assembly of the Passat to the Czech Republic.

The 2019 Volkswagen Passat Drops the VR6 Engine  Car and Driver

Volkswagen has slimmed down the Passat sedan's lineup for 2019, leaving just two trim levels and one engine.

Car and Driver
2019 VW Passat U.S. Range Simplified, Range-Topping GT Trim Axed  Motor1.com

The 2019 Passat will be offered in just two trim levels and together with the GT, the S and SEL models will also be gone for the next 12 months.

2019 Volkswagen Passat: Mid-Size Sedan Now Available With Only 1 Engine, 2 Trim Levels  The Drive

The optional 280 horsepower 3.6-liter VR6 engine is discontinued for the 2019 model year.

The Drive
Review of the 2018 Volkswagen Passat TSI R-Line | Car Reviews  Auto123.com

Review: the 2018 Volkswagen Passat TSI R-Line is a car with an adult personality that delivers handling excellence and a charmingly retro interior.

2020 VW Passat teaser photo pops up on Twitter  DriveMag

The 2020 Passat will make a debut next week in Detroit.

2020 Volkswagen Passat: First Look — Cars.com Video  Cars.com News

The Volkswagen Passat got a light refresh for the 2020 model year, and we got a chance to see it for ourselves at the 2019 Detroit auto show. Check out the ...

Cars.com News
2018 Volkswagen Passat GT review: VW's big sedan gets a pulse  CNET

The more performance-focused Volkswagen Passat GT is a welcome shot in the arm for the aging midsize sedan.

2019 Volkswagen Passat (VW) Review, Ratings, Specs, Prices, and Photos  The Car Connection

The 2019 Volkswagen Passat is roomy and has a luxurious ride, but rivals have eclipsed it in almost every other way. To find out why the 2019 Volkswagen ...

The Car Connection
Volkswagen Passat Celebrates 45th Birthday  CarBuzz

While we may be panicked about a future overrun by SUVs, Volkswagen doesn't seem to be worried about the slow demise of the sedan. In fact, it wants to ...

VW Passat Is One Big German-Sized Paradox  WFYI

Nearly all of the Passat's competitors have been redesigned since it was launched, and yet there's something to the Passat that remains timeless.

A perfect purchase for recent college grads: Inside the 2018 Volkswagen Passat  Rolling Out

The Volkswagen Passat has gained a reputation for safety, minimalist style and fuel efficiency—making it perfect for recent graduates.

Rolling Out
Car Review: Passat V6 power makes driving fun  Traverse City Record Eagle

If you've noticed a surge in the number of 4-cylinder turbo engines in today's cars and SUVs, there is good reason. The federal mandate is designed to help our ...

Traverse City Record Eagle
Volkswagen Passat GT Ranks as a Top Car for Commuting Says CarGurus Survey  The News Wheel

According to the Commuting Sentiment Survey conducted by CarGurus®, the 2018 Volkswagen Passat GT is one of the top cars for everyday driving.

The News Wheel
Gallery 2020 Volkswagen Passat in Detroit  autoweek.com

The redesigned 2020 Passat made its debut at the 2019 Detroit auto show and will go on sale later this summer. Photo by Autoweek. 2020 Volkswagen Passat ...

China's All-New Volkswagen Passat Previews What America Will Soon Get?  CarBuzz

We've known for some time now that Volkswagen has been hard at work on an all-new North American market Passat. The current generation, built in ...

2019 VW Passat GTE Spied With Reworked Front Fascia  Motor1.com

Volkswagen is testing a mid-cycle refresh for the Passat midsize sedan in the plug-in hybrid guise, which has new headlights and taillights.

2019 VW Passat Spied Hiding Facelift For Europe  Motor1.com

The Euro version of the VW Passat is getting ready for a mid-cycle refresh and our spies have spotted a prototype featuring camo on the updated areas.

On the Road Review: Volkswagen Passat SEL Sedan  The Ellsworth American

With pricing starting at $23845 for an “S” trim, and rising to $32500 for our SEL Premium model, the Passat remains a transportation value within the typical ...

The Ellsworth American
2018 Volkswagen Passat GT Quick Spin: Big on Value, Less on Sport | News  Cars.com

The 2018 Volkswagen Passat GT offers more power, sporty style and popular options as standard at a bargain price.

The 2018 VW Passat GT is a bargain performer  Pamplin Media Group

Interested buyers should act now because Volkswagen is dropping the V6-equipped version of its midsize sedan in 2019.

Pamplin Media Group
2018 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T: It gains a new engine and a new trim level, but it remains familiar  STLtoday.com

In the case of the 2018 Volkswagen Passat, the difference is in the details.

2018 Honda Accord vs. 2018 Volkswagen Passat Comparison  Kelley Blue Book

Both the Honda Accord and Volkswagen Passat are big, family-friendly sedans offering an upscale look and feel with numerous high-end options. However ...

Kelley Blue Book
Volkswagen perks up the midsize sedan segment with 2018 Passat GT  The Macomb Daily

Discussions of exciting rides in the sedan segment generally don't involve vehicles like the Volkswagen Passat, which tend to be more safe and family-friendly ...

The Macomb Daily
VW reduces Passat to two trim lines for 2019 model year  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Volkswagen is reducing the number of lines for its Chattanooga-made Passat for the 2019 model year as the company plans to produce an all-new version of ...

Chattanooga Times Free Press
The 10 best and worst things about the 2018 Volkswagen Passat  Boston.com

The 2018 Volkswagen Passat is a mid-size sedan with an affordable price tag that makes it a good car for first-time buyers. There's plenty to like about the ...

VW Builds 700,000th Passat At Chattanooga Plant  Motor1.com

Earlier this year, because of the low customer demand, Volkswagen temporarily stopped the production of the U.S.-spec Passat at its Chattanooga plant. Despite ...

Revealed: the cars you’re most likely to spend your own money on  Motoring Research

Cash is king: using data supplied by JATO Dynamics, we reveal the cars people are most likely to buy with their own money.

Motoring Research
Preview: 2020 Volkswagen Passat  Wheels.ca

What's Good: Huge interior room; huge trunk; excellent vehicle dynamics. What's Bad: Still with those crazy door locks; engine far from best in class; transmission ...

Volkswagen Passat GT: Here's what you need to know about VW's family-size GTI  autoweek.com

With the ever-increasing number of new SUVs and trucks coming through the Autoweek offices, a sedan brings with it an almost nostalgic feeling -- and it's even ...

2018 Volkswagen Passat GT Quick Take  Kelley Blue Book

If you're looking for a new midsize sedan with a V6 engine, your options are shrinking with each year. Not long ago, you had plenty of opportunities to upgrade to ...

Kelley Blue Book
2018 Passat keeps Volkswagen styling tradition, beefs up engine  The Daily Herald

A new turbo 4 and sporty GT variant add some pizzazz to the midsize sedan.

The Daily Herald
2018 Volkswagen Passat Video Review | News  Cars.com

With the 2018 Passat, Volkswagen appears to have hit on that winning formula, though you have to give up a few things in return. Let's take a look at some of the ...

2019 VW Passat Facelift For Europe Imagined With Arteon Influences  Motor1.com

Volkswagen has announced plans to roll out a mid-cycle refresh for the Euro-spec Passat later in 2018, which is why we've tried to imagine the updated sedan.

It Doesn't Get Much Rarer Than a VW Passat W8 Wagon With a Manual  RoadandTrack.com

Do you want a station wagon with eight-cylinders and a manual transmission, but find the Cadillac CTS-V Wagon far too common? Then this Volkswagen Passat ...

40: Volkswagen Passat – Further proof there are alternatives to SUVs  The Irish Times

Top 100 cars for 2019: Hugely refined and soothing on a long journey, and the build quality is second to none in the segment.

The Irish Times
Chattanooga's VW Passat GT named a 'top car for commute'  Chattanooga Times Free Press

The Chattanooga-based Passat GT has been named as one of CarGurus' "top cars for your commute."

Chattanooga Times Free Press
Refined Volkswagen Passat sedan fights to maintain relevance  The ClassicCars.com Journal

Driven: Refined Volkswagen Passat midsize sedan fights to maintain relevance against the rising tide of SUVs and crossovers.

The ClassicCars.com Journal
2018 Volkswagen Passat GT: A Cheaper Way to Get the V-6 | Review  Car and Driver

The 280-hp Volkswagen Passat GT with a V-6 is somewhat of a bargain, but it's not all that sporty. Read more and see photos at Car and Driver.

Car and Driver
At $5,000, Could This Supercharged 1993 VW Passat be Your Bag?  Jalopnik

Bagged suspensions are an acquired taste, one that seems to have been favored by the seller of today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Passat. Let's see if this ...

RECALL: Loose brakes prompt Volkswagen Atlas, Passat recall  WTVC

Volkswagen is recalling 8416 model-year 2017-18 Volkswagen Passat sedans and model-year 2018 Atlas SUVs.According to the National Highway Traffic ...

2019 Volkswagen Passat Gets a Facelift in Europe  Automobile

Volkswagen may have recently updated the Passat and added a sportier GT model, but it's still a seven-year-old car in need of a redesign.

Six-Speed Passat W8 4Motion for Sale - High-Mileage Rare Volkswagen on eBay Motors  RoadandTrack.com

It may have a reputation for unreliability, but we can't help but love the eight-cylinder Passat. This one's for sale. You should buy it.

Europe’s Volkswagen Passat Spied Hiding Minor Styling Changes Under Heavy Camouflage  Carscoops

The Euro-spec Volkswagen Passat was introduced over four years ago and now we're getting a better glimpse of the facelifted variant. Caught in both sedan ...

With Changes Coming to the 2019 Volkswagen Passat, the Midsize Field Loses Another V6  The Truth About Cars

If there was ever an engine type best associated with my youth, it was the V6. Most of my parents' cars had 'em, the car I drove to high school (and bought not ...

The Truth About Cars
2018 Volkswagen Passat GT First Drive: V(olks')-6  Motor Trend

These days $30000 doesn't get you a top-shelf midsize sedan. No, today's enthusiastic family-car buyer must budget closer to the national average new-car ...

Motor Trend
Skoda may gain production of VW Passat, new factory in Bulgaria or Turkey  Automotive News Europe

VW Group may move production of the VW Passat to a Skoda plant in the Czech Republic as part of a wider factory shake-up to accommodate electric cars, ...

Automotive News Europe
The 2018 Volkswagen Passat gets a more powerful, turbocharged engine  Boston.com

The 2018 Volkswagen Passat continues to be a reasonably-priced sedan with good features and a new turbocharged engine that makes it more fun to drive.

Far Cry New Dawn review  Videogamer.com

Almost 20 years have passed since the events at the end of Far Cry 5 saw Hope County – SUPER MASSIVE BIG SPOILER THAT HAS BEEN SPOKEN ABOUT ...

Low Demand For U.S.-Spec Passat Forcing VW To Pause Production  Motor1.com

The German automaker will use the nonproduction period for retooling and preparing its Chattanooga plant for boosted Atlas production.

2019 VW Passat lineup pared, V-6 and GT dropped  The Car Connection

The 2019 VW Passat mid-size sedan will come in just two trim levels, a third of what dealers were able to stock last year, and it will no longer be available with a ...

The Car Connection
2018 Volkswagen Passat GT Test Drive Review  autoTRADER.ca

German car fans aren't pedantic, they're precise. Or so they insist. Either way, should you accidentally refer to this car as being equipped with a “V6” engine ...

VW Passat Facelift Announced For European Launch This Year  Motor1.com

It was only earlier this week when we talked about Volkswagen's plans to pause the production of the U.S.-spec Passat for two weeks this spring, and today we ...

The 2018 Volkswagen Passat: A top choice for college students  Rolling Out

Finding the perfect car for your child can be a challenge due to many factors, but we're going to make it a seamless process. Here are the reasons the 2018 ...

Rolling Out
China's New Volkswagen Passat Could Preview Upcoming US Model  The Truth About Cars

Volkswagen's Passat has long been the choice for Euro-fetishists who believe themselves too good to purchase a Honda Accord or Toyota Camry. That decision ...

The Truth About Cars
2020 VW Passat Facelift Is Almost Ready For Its Big European Debut  Carscoops

Volkswagen is making the final preparations at the Emden plant in Germany, where the facelifted Passat will be put together shortly. The car is almost ready for ...

2018 VW Passat GT video review covers just about everything  DriveMag

Although it's one 'I' short of GTI, the 2018 Volkswagen Passat GT isn't lacking punch.

2018 VW Passat Review: Fun, Fuel Efficient & Simple  Automoblog.net

The 2018 VW Passat is a fuel efficient and solid daily commuter. It's a bit underrated when compared to the competition, but it's still worth considering.

Spied! Facelifted European Passat Could Hint at Future US Design  Motor Trend

Volkswagen may have recently updated the Passat and added a sportier GT model, but it's still a seven-year-old car in need of a redesign. Thankfully ...

Motor Trend
Car review: Passat brings confidence, elegance  Boston Herald

Understated styling and solid performance are the hallmarks of the flagship 2018 Volkswagen Passat SEL.Its evolution from curvy sport sedan to sedate ...

Boston Herald
New Toyota Corolla Saloon 2019 review  AutoExpress

We were impressed by the hatchback version, but does the Toyota Corolla Saloon work as well?

What’s Good, Bad and Weird About the 2018 Volkswagen Passat R-Line? [Video]  TFLcar.com

In this TFLcar video, Sarah review what is good, bad and weird about the 2018 Volkswagen Passat R-Line. Prices start at $24995 on this model.

Euro VW Passat Could Be Made By Skoda In Czech Republic  Carscoops

Volkswagen has a wide range of electric vehicles coming, and in order to start production, they need to shuffle some of things around. As a result, one of the ...

Payne: VW wakes up sleepy Passat with GT model  The Detroit News

The sleepy Volkswagen Passat made a New Year's resolution at January's Detroit auto show: I'm going to live a little. So the German sedan raided hip brother ...

The Detroit News
Revised Volkswagen Passat won't look radically different  DriveMag

Volkswagen will give the current B8 Passat a refresh sometime this year and these speculative renderings of the sedan and estate show what it might look like.

Living with the Volkswagen Passat  CarWale

CarWale tests Volkswagen Passat Highline Connect. Read the complete road test report to know how it performed.

VW leans toward SUVs, but it stresses the next Passat will be worth the wait  Digital Trends

It's difficult to make a business case for a sedan in a market obsessed with SUVs and crossovers, but that's what Volkswagen has done. As it beefs up its line of ...

Digital Trends
New VW Passat Revealed in China; Likely Previews American Passat  AutoGuide.com

The new Chinese VW Passat has launched and while it's likely a little longer than ours, we have every reason to expect that the North American model will look ...


Volkswagen Passat Videos

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Tommy Cash - Volkswagen Passat (Russian Violence Remix)
Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TSI - Test - Matías Antico - TN Autos
Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TSI - Test - Matías Antico - TN Autos
Volkswagen Passat | Luxury You Can’t Give Up
Volkswagen Passat | Luxury You Can’t Give Up
Volkswagen Passat Highline B8 2018 | Real-life review
Volkswagen Passat Highline B8 2018 | Real-life review
Volkswagen Passat Review - Understated Elegance | Faisal Khan
Volkswagen Passat Review - Understated Elegance | Faisal Khan
2017 Volkswagen Passat | First Drive | Autocar India
2017 Volkswagen Passat | First Drive | Autocar India
2020 Volkswagen Passat – Redline: First Look – 2019 NAIAS
2020 Volkswagen Passat – Redline: First Look – 2019 NAIAS
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Volkswagen Passat - Prácticamente una limusina
2019 Volkswagen Passat INTERIOR, EXTERIOR & DRIVE - Best Sedan Car?
2019 Volkswagen Passat INTERIOR, EXTERIOR & DRIVE - Best Sedan Car?
Volkswagen Passat Estate 2018 in-depth review | Mat Watson Reviews
Volkswagen Passat Estate 2018 in-depth review | Mat Watson Reviews

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2003 VW Passat
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2006 VW passat baby blue | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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Volkswagen Passat Wiki

The Volkswagen Passat (listen ) is a large family car manufactured and marketed by Volkswagen since 1973, and now in its eighth generation. It has been marketed variously as the Dasher, Santana, Quantum, Magotan, Corsar and Carat. The successive generations of the Passat carry the Volkswagen internal designations B1, B2, etc. Originally (but no longer) these designations paralleled those of the Audi 80 and A4 with which the Passat shared platforms.In 2008, Volkswagen launched Passat CC, a "four-door coupé" variant of the Passat.Volkswagen currently markets two variants of the Passat globally. In January 2011, Volkswagen announced that the new mid-size sedan (NMS) being built at the Volkswagen Chattanooga Assembly Plant for the North American market would be named the Passat. Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive also manufactures the Passat NMS in its Nanjing factory. The NMS is sold in the North American, South Korean, Chinese, and Middle Eastern markets. The Volkswagen Passat NMS won the 2012 Motor Trend Car of the Year. A new Passat model entered production in Europe in 2014, based on the MQB platform.