With the years going on the needs and preference of customers are changing and they love SUV more than the sedan that’s why automakers are more focused on SUV. In favor of this Volkswagen is planning to discontinue the Passat sedan in the U.S. market.
The current model of Volkswagen Passat was refreshed for 2020, the original Passat was sold in the U.S. as Dasher in 1974, and in the second-generation, it was sold as Quantum in 1982. The Passat name arrived in third-generation 1990. It is the first car built in the Volkswagen Chattanooga factory.
The automaker said that they took this decision because the sales of SUV models are more as indicated by the success of the company’s Atlas. Although it’s not the end of Passat from other parts of the world.
The good news from the automaker is that Taos compact SUV and ID.4 electric crossover will arrive next year and will be built at Volkswagen Chattanooga, Tennessee plant alongside Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport SUV. Until the production starts in Chattanooga the cars will be imported from the Volkswagen factory in Zwickau, Germany.