July 27, 2005
Volkswagen Passat wagon debuts in Germany en route to North America
Wolfsburg, Germany – Volkswagen has announced the launch of the sixth generation Passat Variant, which will debut in Germany on August 19, followed by its introduction into most other European markets in September, and into North America and Japan in spring of 2006.
The “Variant” term has been the trademark for Volkswagen’s wagon models in worldwide markets for 43 years. In Germany, it is a popular choice for young families and businesses, especially in the TDI version. The all-new European model will be available in four trim lines and with a choice of eight engines, ranging from 102 hp to 250 hp. Although it will feature the same technology highlights as the sedan, it will also be available with new integrated child seats, automatic cruise control, automatic level control, a bicycle carrier system, a luggage management package, and Volkswagen’s first electrically opening and closing tailgate.