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Production of VW Passat for North America Comes to a Close, Officially

Volkswagen announced that the last North American Volkswagen Passats had been produced at the company's U.S. plant, a plan located in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The Volkswagen ID.4 will replace the Passat on the assembly line. Ironically, the Chattanooga plant was built expressly to assemble the Passat designed for the North American market. It has been in operation since 2011.

In total, just over 800,000 units of the model have been assembled there since that year.

VW’s Passat appealed to the American public because of its relatively affordable price, but especially because of its more spacious format compared to the previous model. In fact, sales exploded in 2011-12 with the arrival of the new model, rising from 22,835 units in 2011 to 125,212 in 2012. Unfortunately, results have declined virtually every year since. Last year, Volkswagen sold only 24,938 Passats in the United States.

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