5/3/2019

30 Million Passats Produced—So Far

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While vehicles like the VW Beetle and Golf are generally known as having large cumulative production, it is worth noting that last month the Passat, the company’s mid-size product, hit 30-million produced since the start of production back in May 1973, which the company claims makes it the number-one selling “business vehicle” in the world. 

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While vehicles like the VW Beetle and Golf are generally known as having large cumulative production, it is worth noting that last month the Passat, the company’s mid-size product, hit 30-million produced since the start of production back in May 1973, which the company claims makes it the number-one selling “business vehicle” in the world. (Presumably it is purchased by others, as well.)

And while on the subject of the world, it is worth noting that the Passat, which is just starting into its tenth generation, has quite a reach: According to Dr. Andreas Tostmann, Member of the Board of Management responsible for Production for the Volkswagen brand: “We currently produce the Passat on three continents in 10 plants for over 100 markets.” Which is quite a reach.

The 30-million was produced at the VW plant in Emden, Germany. The first Passat was built in Wolfsburg.

Incidentally: the Golf does have a bigger production number than the Passat: 35-million. But the Passat beats the Beetle, of which 21.5-million have been produced.

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