Volkswagen Passat

VW Passat Estate R Line frontcorner
VW Passat Estate R Line frontcorner

The Volkswagen Passat has been in production for more than 50 years, during which time it has captured more than 30 million sales worldwide.

It may not be as widely celebrated as the smaller Volkswagen Golf, but its 1973 introduction preceded that of the hatchback by almost a year, making it the longest-lived car in the Volkswagen line-up.

It’s important to point this out because the new ninth-generation Passat seen here will most likely be the last to be offered with combustion engines. As the recent launches of the similarly sized Volkswagen ID 7 saloon and ID 7 Touring estate have brought into clear focus, the future of Volkswagen is fully electric.