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Encyclopedia > Volkswagen Passat
Volkswagen Passat
B5.5 Volkswagen Passat sedan (US)
Manufacturer Volkswagen Group
Also called Volkswagen Dasher
Volkswagen Quantum
Volkswagen Santana
Volkswagen Corsar
Volkswagen Magotan
Ford Versailles
Ford Galaxy
Ford Royale
Production 1973–present
Predecessor Volkswagen Type 3
Volkswagen Type 4
Volkswagen K70
Class 1973-1981:
Small family car
/ Compact car
1982-present:
Large family car
/ Mid-size car

The Volkswagen Passat is a family car built by Volkswagen AG ("VW"), produced in various forms since 1973. It falls between the Volkswagen Golf/Jetta and Phaeton in the current Volkswagen line-up, and is currently produced in Volkswagen's plants in Emden, and Mosel/Zwickau, Germany. Although normally known as the Passat in European and North American markets, it has been badged as a variety of other names including Dasher, Santana, Quantum, Magotan, and Corsar in some markets during its life. Its name is short for passatwind. While the first generation Passat was a compact car/small family car, the second generation grew in size, and later Passats are mid-size cars/large family cars. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 481 pixelsFull resolution (1695 × 1020 pixel, file size: 114 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Automakers, also known as carmakers, automobile manufacturers, motor manufacturers, or the automobile industry are companies that design and manufacture automobiles. ... Volkswagen Group (ISIN: DE0007664005, TYO: 7659 ) is a German automobile manufacturer and one of the largest automotive companies worldwide. ... The Volkswagen Type 3, properly referred to as the Volkswagen 1500 and later the Volkswagen 1600, was a range of small cars from German manufacturer Volkswagen (VW). ... 1969-1972 Volkswagen 411 estate 1974 Volkswagen 412 sedan The Volkswagen Type 4 was a mid-sized 2 or 4-door sedan or 2-door station wagon built by Volkswagen. ... VW K70 The Volkswagen K70 (pronounced as ka siebzig in German) is a sedan automobile produced by both NSU and Volkswagen from 1969 to 1974. ... Car classification is subjective since many vehicles fall into multiple categories. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Rambler American introduced in the late 1950s was an early compact car. ... A Ford Mondeo, a large family car. ... A mid-size car, frequently referred to as an intermediate, is an automobile with a size between that of a compact and a full-size or standard-size car. ... A Ford Focus, classified as a small family car. ... VW redirects here. ... Aktiengesellschaft (IPA: ; abbreviated AG) is a German term that refers to a corporation that is limited by shares, i. ... The Volkswagen Golf (Mark 1 and Mark 5 badged as Volkswagen Rabbit in the United States and Canada, Caribe in Mexico) is a compact car / small family car that Volkswagen manufactures. ... The Volkswagen Jetta is an automobile produced by German automaker Volkswagen since 1980. ... The Volkswagen Phaeton (pronounced fay-ton) is a large luxury sedan manufactured by Volkswagen. ... Emden is a city and seaport in the northwest of Germany, on river Ems. ... Zwickau is a city of Germany, in the Bundesland Saxony (Sachsen), situated in a valley at the foot of the Erzgebirge, on the left bank of the Zwickauer Mulde, 130 km (82 miles) southwest of Dresden, south of Leipzig and south west of Chemnitz. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... North America North America is a continent [1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... For other uses, see Wind (disambiguation). ... The Rambler American introduced in the late 1950s was an early compact car. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A mid-size car, frequently referred to as an intermediate, is an automobile with a size between that of a compact and a full-size or standard-size car. ... A Ford Mondeo, a large family car. ...


The Passat has always been one of Volkswagen's most important models, falling in the middle of the sedan/saloon market segment. It was critical to Volkswagen on its introduction in 1973, as the sales of the aging Beetle were declining, and larger air-cooled rear-engined models like the Volkswagen Type 3 and 411 and 412 based on older technology were also failing to take hold in the market. A notchback full-size luxury sedan. ... This article is about the original Volkswagen Beetle. ... Engine cooling is the process of cooling an engine by using either air or liquid. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Volkswagen Type 3, properly referred to as the Volkswagen 1500 and later the Volkswagen 1600, was a range of small cars from German manufacturer Volkswagen (VW). ... 1969-1972 Volkswagen 411 estate 1974 Volkswagen 412 sedan The Volkswagen Type 4 was a mid-sized 2 or 4-door sedan or 2-door station wagon built by Volkswagen. ...


Following the Volkswagen Group's acquisition of Audi in 1964, Volkswagen was able to use newly gained engineering expertise to develop a modern front-wheel drive car with a water-cooled engine, and thus the Passat and Golf (the latter being introduced in 1974) were the first of a new generation of Volkswagens. Indeed, the first Passat was developed directly from the Audi 80/Fox and, up until 2005, the two have shared a history. The new Passat allowed Volkswagen to compete more squarely with its European rivals than was possible with its product line consisting of old-fashioned rear-engined aircooled models. Volkswagen Group (ISIN: DE0007664005, TYO: 7659 ) is a German automobile manufacturer and one of the largest automotive companies worldwide. ... Audi AG is a German automobile manufacturer with headquarters in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, and has been an almost wholly owned (99. ... Front-wheel drive is the most common form of engine/transmission layout used in modern passenger cars, where the engine drives the front wheels. ... Watercooling is a method of heat removal from components. ... // This page is about the Audi 80, which includes information about the Audi 4000. ...

Contents

Mark 1 (B1 platform)

First generation
Volkswagen Passat Mk I 5-door hatchback (Europe)
Also called Volkswagen Dasher
Production 1973–1981 (1975-1988 in Brazil)
Assembly Emden, Germany
Class Small family car
/ Compact car
Body style(s) 2-door sedan
3-door hatchback
4-door sedan
5-door hatchback
5-door station wagon
Layout FF layout
Platform Volkswagen B1 platform
Engine(s) 1.3 L I4
1.5 L I4
1.6 L I4
1.5 L diesel I4
Related Audi 80/Fox
Designer Giorgetto Giugiaro
Volkswagen Passat Mk I 5-door Variant
Volkswagen Passat Mk I 5-door Variant

The original VW Passat was launched in 1973. The body types offered originally were 2- and 4-door sedans and similar looking three- and five-door versions. Externally all four shared a modern fastback style design, styled by the Italian designer Giorgetto Giugiaro. In essence, the first Passat was a fastback version of the mechanically identical Audi 80. All the versions sharing the same external design was unusual, since two of the models were traditional sedans with a separate trunk (boot). A five-door station wagon/estate was introduced in 1974. The Passat was effectively a version of the Audi 80 (Fox) sedan which had been introduced a year earlier and which had a more conservative notchback body style, so that the Audi and Volkswagen models had distinct body styles and image. In Europe, the Passat was equipped with 2 rectangular, 2 round 7", or 4 round 5.5" headlights depending on specification. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 705 KB) Beschreibung: VW Passat B1 Quelle: selbst fotografiert Fotograf oder Zeichner: Sven Storbeck File links The following pages link to this file: Volkswagen Passat Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... Emden is a city and seaport in the northwest of Germany, on river Ems. ... Car classification is subjective since many vehicles fall into multiple categories. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Rambler American introduced in the late 1950s was an early compact car. ... Cars can come in a large variety of different body styles. ... A notchback full-size luxury sedan. ... Renault Megane hatchback, a proper hatchback which has shown huge success in Europe Peugeot 306 hatchback, with the hatch lifted and the parcel shelf tilted for access Hatchback is a term designating an automobile design, containing a passenger cabin with an integrated cargo space, accessed from behind the vehicle by... A notchback full-size luxury sedan. ... Renault Megane hatchback, a proper hatchback which has shown huge success in Europe Peugeot 306 hatchback, with the hatch lifted and the parcel shelf tilted for access Hatchback is a term designating an automobile design, containing a passenger cabin with an integrated cargo space, accessed from behind the vehicle by... Estate car body style (Saab 95) A station wagon (United States usage), wagon (Australian usage, though station wagon is widely used) or estate car (United Kingdom usage) is a car body style similar to a sedan car but with an extended rear cargo area. ... In automobile design layout is the place where both the engine and driven wheels are. ... Sketch of FF layout In automotive design, a FF, or Front-engine, Front-wheel drive layout places both the engine and driven wheels at the front of the vehicle. ... An automobile platform is a shared set of components common to a number of different automobiles. ... The B platform is the Volkswagen Groups mid-size automobile platform, and has been used for coupés, sedans, and station wagons under the Volkswagen, Audi and Škoda brands over the years. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... This article is about the fuel. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... // This page is about the Audi 80, which includes information about the Audi 4000. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Automotive design. ... Giorgetto Giugiaro (b. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 480 pixelsFull resolution (2426 × 1456 pixel, file size: 1,008 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I took this picture myself in Vienna and hereby release it into the public domain to the full extent possible in relevant jurisdictions. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 480 pixelsFull resolution (2426 × 1456 pixel, file size: 1,008 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I took this picture myself in Vienna and hereby release it into the public domain to the full extent possible in relevant jurisdictions. ... This 1968 Ford Mustang has a fastback body style. ... Giorgetto Giugiaro (b. ... Estate car body style (Saab 95) A station wagon (United States usage), wagon (Australian usage, though station wagon is widely used) or estate car (United Kingdom usage) is a car body style similar to a sedan car but with an extended rear cargo area. ... // This page is about the Audi 80, which includes information about the Audi 4000. ... The Audi 80 was Audi automobile produced from 1972 to 1995. ... A headlight or headlamp is a light, usually attached to the front of a vehicle such as a car, with the purpose of illuminating the road ahead during periods of low visibility, such as night or precipitation. ...


In North America, the car was called the Dasher, and was only available with round DOT-spec lights. The three-door hatchback model was launched in North America for the 1974 model year.


The Passat was one of the most modern European family cars at the time, and was intended as a replacement for the aging Volkswagen Type 3 and Type 4, and as a contemporary rival for popular Ford Taunus/Cortina and Opel Ascona/Vauxhall Cavalier. The Passat was Wheels magazine's Car of the Year for 1974 and its sister model Audi 80 was nominated car of the year by the European motor press a year earlier. The platform was named B1. Ford Taunus was a large family car sold by Ford in Germany. ... The Ford Cortina is a mid sized family car sold by Ford of Britain in various guises from 1962 to 1982. ... The Opel Ascona was a midsized car produced by Opel, the German subsidiary of General Motors. ... The Vauxhall Cavalier was a large family car sold primarily in the UK by Vauxhall Motors, the British subsidiary of General Motors from 1976 to 1995. ... Wheels Magazine is an Australian automotive magazine. ... Car of the Year is a phrase usually considered to have been invented by Motor Trend magazine in the 1950s for their annual award for best automobile. ... // This page is about the Audi 80, which includes information about the Audi 4000. ... The B platform is the Volkswagen Groups mid-size automobile platform, and has been used for coupés, sedans, and station wagons under the Volkswagen, Audi and Škoda brands over the years. ...


The Passat used the 4 cylinder OHC 1.3 l, 1.5 l, and 1.6 l petrol engines, also used in the Audi 80—longitudinally mounted with front-wheel drive, in Audi tradition, with either a 4-speed manual transmission or 3-speed automatic. It had a MacPherson strut front suspension with a solid axle/coil spring setup at the rear. The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... Overhead cam (OHC) piston engines place the camshaft above the cylinder heads and drive the valves or lifters directly instead of using pushrods. ... Gasoline, as it is known in North America, or petrol, in many Commonwealth countries (sometimes also called motor spirit) is a petroleum-derived liquid mixture consisting primarily of hydrocarbons, used as fuel in internal combustion engines. ... In automotive engineering, a longitudinal engine, also sometimes known as a north-south engine, is an internal combustion engine in which the crankshaft is oriented along the long axis of the vehicle, front to back. ... Front-wheel drive is the most common form of engine/transmission layout used in modern passenger cars, where the engine drives the front wheels. ... A manual transmission (also known as a stick shift, straight drive, or standard transmission) is a type of transmission used in automotive applications. ... The automatic gear selector in a Ford Five Hundred vehicle An automatic transmission (commonly abbreviated as AT) is an automobile gearbox that can change gear ratios automatically as the vehicle moves, thus freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually (similar but larger devices are also used for railroad... A simple MacPherson strut suspension on the left front wheel of a rear-wheel drive vehicle. ... The front suspension components of a Ford Model T. Suspension is the term given to the system of springs, shock absorbers and linkages that connects a vehicle to its wheels. ... Solid axle and Panhard rod on a 2002 Mazda MPV A live-axle (also called solid-axle, beam, or dead-axle) suspension is an automobile suspension that uses a single-piece axle to connect the front or rear wheels, side-to-side. ... A compression coil spring A tension coil spring A selection of conical coil springs A Coil spring, also known as a helical spring, is a mechanical device, which is typically used to store energy and subsequently release it, to absorb shock, or to maintain a force between contacting surfaces. ...


The SOHC 1.5 produced 75 PS (55 kW) and was enlarged to 1.6 l for 1975. The larger engine included tighter emissions controls, so power output dropped to 70 PS (52 kW). Bosch fuel injection on the 1.6 was introduced in 1976 and brought power up to 78 PS (57 kW). Single overhead cam (also SOHC) refers to the internal combustion engine design where one camshaft is located above the valves. ... Logo of Robert Bosch GmbH Robert Bosch GmbH [1] is a German corporation which was started in 1886 by Robert Bosch in Stuttgart, Germany. ... // Multi Port Fuel injection is a means of metering fuel into an internal combustion engine. ...


The whole range received a facelift in 1977 (launched 1978 outside Europe), featuring an interior upgrade and subtly revised styling including repositioned indicators and depending on model, either 4 round or 2 rectangular headlights. This generation was sold in Brazil well into the 1980s and extensively exported to Iraq, where many are still on the road. It was also assembled in Nigeria.


1979 saw the introduction of the Volkswagen Golf's 1.5 l diesel engine, which produced just 48 PS (35 kW) in the 1130 kg (2500 lb) car. 0–100 km/h time for the Diesel was 19.4 seconds, 6.2 seconds slower than the gasoline (petrol) engine. All gasoline engines were dropped for North America in 1981 in preparation for the next generation. The Volkswagen Golf (Mark 1 and Mark 5 badged as Volkswagen Rabbit in the United States and Canada, Caribe in Mexico) is a compact car / small family car that Volkswagen manufactures. ... This article is about the fuel. ...


In Brazil, the Passat itself was produced from 1975-1988. In 1986 many improvements from the B2 platform where introduced, like its 1.6 and 1.8 engines and the 5-speed gearbox. A sports version, named Passat GTS 1.8, even on the twilight of the car, saw some popularity with its very good performance.




Mark 2 (B2 platform)

Second generation
Pre Facelift Volkswagen Santana
Also called Volkswagen Quantum
Volkswagen Santana
Volkswagen Corsar
Production 1981–1987 1984-present (in China)
Assembly Emden, Germany
Class Small family car
/ Compact car
Body style(s) 3-door hatchback
4-door sedan
5-door hatchback
5-door station wagon
Layout Front engine, front-wheel drive / Four-wheel drive
Platform Volkswagen B2 platform
Engine(s) 1.3 L I4
1.5 L I4
1.6 L I4
1.8 L I4
2.0 L I4
1.5 L diesel I4
1.6 L turbo-diesel I4
1.8 L diesel I4
1.9 L I5
2.0 L I5 Syncro
Transmission(s) 3-speed automatic
5-speed manual
Wheelbase 100.4 in
Length 179.5 in (GL)
180.7 in (GL Syncro)
Width 67.2 in (GL)
66.7 in (GL Syncro)
Height 54.8 in (GL)
58 in (GL Syncro)
Fuel capacity 15.8 US gal (GL)
18.5 in US gal (GL Syncro)
Related Ford Versailles
Ford Royale
Ford Galaxy

The second generation Volkswagen Passat was launched in 1981. The platform, named B2, was slightly longer and the car's updated styling was instantly recognizable as Passat, with the most obvious difference being the rectangular headlights. The car was known as the Quantum in North America, where it was introduced in 1982, and Corsar in Mexico, where it was sold between 1985 and 1988. The Passat sedan and estate were produced in South Africa for local consumption until 1987. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 500 KB) Beschreibung: VW Santana Quelle: selbst fotografiert Fotograf: Sven Storbeck File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Volkswagen Passat Metadata This file contains additional information, probably... Emden is a city and seaport in the northwest of Germany, on river Ems. ... Car classification is subjective since many vehicles fall into multiple categories. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Rambler American introduced in the late 1950s was an early compact car. ... Cars can come in a large variety of different body styles. ... Renault Megane hatchback, a proper hatchback which has shown huge success in Europe Peugeot 306 hatchback, with the hatch lifted and the parcel shelf tilted for access Hatchback is a term designating an automobile design, containing a passenger cabin with an integrated cargo space, accessed from behind the vehicle by... A notchback full-size luxury sedan. ... Renault Megane hatchback, a proper hatchback which has shown huge success in Europe Peugeot 306 hatchback, with the hatch lifted and the parcel shelf tilted for access Hatchback is a term designating an automobile design, containing a passenger cabin with an integrated cargo space, accessed from behind the vehicle by... Estate car body style (Saab 95) A station wagon (United States usage), wagon (Australian usage, though station wagon is widely used) or estate car (United Kingdom usage) is a car body style similar to a sedan car but with an extended rear cargo area. ... In automobile design layout is the place where both the engine and driven wheels are. ... A front-mounted engine describes the placement of an automobile engine in front of or on the front axle. ... Front-wheel drive is the most common form of engine/transmission layout used in modern passenger cars, where the engine drives the front wheels. ... This article is about the class of vehicles. ... An automobile platform is a shared set of components common to a number of different automobiles. ... The B platform is the Volkswagen Groups mid-size automobile platform, and has been used for coupés, sedans, and station wagons under the Volkswagen, Audi and Škoda brands over the years. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... This article is about the fuel. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... This article is about the fuel. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... The Volvo B5252S is an example of a straight-5 engine. ... The Volvo B5252S is an example of a straight-5 engine. ... Audi quattro logo taken from the interior of the Audi Q7 quattro is a registered trademark of Audi AG for all wheel drive (AWD) systems used on Audi brand automobiles. ... “Gearbox” redirects here. ... The automatic gear selector in a Ford Five Hundred vehicle An automatic transmission (commonly abbreviated as AT) is an automobile gearbox that can change gear ratios automatically as the vehicle moves, thus freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually (similar but larger devices are also used for railroad... A manual transmission (also known as a stick shift, straight drive, or standard transmission) is a type of transmission used in automotive applications. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Two different vehicles have been sold as the Ford Versailles: 1955-1964 in France 1992-1996 in Brazil France The Ford Versailles was a car produced by the Ford Motor Company in France between 1955 and 1964, before Fords French factory was sold to Simca, which was subsequently acquired... The Ford Royale is a model of car, manufactured by Ford. ... See also the Ford Galaxie full-size car of the 1950s and 1960s The Ford Galaxy is a large MPV first introduced in 1995. ... The B platform is the Volkswagen Groups mid-size automobile platform, and has been used for coupés, sedans, and station wagons under the Volkswagen, Audi and Škoda brands over the years. ...

Volkswagen Passat B2 Variant
Volkswagen Passat B2 Variant
Mark 2 (Facelift) Passat 5-door hatchback
Mark 2 (Facelift) Passat 5-door hatchback

As well as the Passat hatchbacks and estate (wagon) there was also a conventional three-box sedan, which until the beginning of 1985 was sold as the Volkswagen Santana in Europe. In North America, the Quantum was available in three-door hatchback, four-door sedan, and wagon form, but the five-door hatchback was never sold there and the three-door hatchback was dropped after a year. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 545 KB) Beschreibung: VW Passat B2 Quelle: selbst fotografiert Fotograf: Sven Storbeck File links The following pages link to this file: Volkswagen Passat Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 545 KB) Beschreibung: VW Passat B2 Quelle: selbst fotografiert Fotograf: Sven Storbeck File links The following pages link to this file: Volkswagen Passat Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create...


The range received a minor facelift in 1986, with the sedan, now known as the Passat, sharing the same front end as the hatchback and estate. The North American version gained European-style composite headlamps.


The range of engines was more extensive than that of the first generation Passat, and included a 5 cylinder Audi 2.0 L petrol, 1.9 L petrol and a 1.9 L diesel as well as all the engines previously available in the B1 model. The 2.0 GT5S version had a power output of 115 PS (85 kW) and was available with VW's 4WD system, syncro. syncro was also available in the North American market, but only on the wagon, and only with the 5 cylinder engine. The Volvo B5252S is an example of a straight-5 engine. ... Four wheel drive or 4x4, is a type of four wheeled vehicle drivetrain configuration that enables all four wheels to receive power from the engine simultaneously in order to provide maximum traction. ...


Variations in global markets

In 1991, Volkswagen do Brasil was involved in its Autolatina partnership with Ford do Brasil. Rather than tool up for the third generation Passat (B3), they retained the B2 shaped sedan and wagon & made structural changes to the grill, front and rear ends (including front & rear guards). These structural changes made it look like a modern B3 Passat, which some car enthusiasts commonly mistake it for. Volkswagen do Brasil Ltda. ... Autolatina was the name of a joint venture between Volkswagen and Ford in South America. ...


Under terms with Autolatina, the car was also sold as the Ford Versailles in Brazil and as the Ford Galaxy in Argentina. This range included a unique station wagon version called the Ford Royale, which unlike the Volkswagen version, had only two doors. Although such models were relatively popular in Brazil, and had been sold by Ford before, it was also alleged that Volkswagen did not want the Royale to be available as a four-door model, as this would have posed a competitive threat. Two different vehicles have been sold as the Ford Versailles: 1955-1964 in France 1992-1996 in Brazil France The Ford Versailles was a car produced by the Ford Motor Company in France between 1955 and 1964, before Fords French factory was sold to Simca, which was subsequently acquired... See also the Ford Galaxie full-size car of the 1950s and 1960s The Ford Galaxy is a large MPV first introduced in 1995. ... The Ford Royale is a model of car, manufactured by Ford. ...


The Brazilian Santana/Quantum proved very popular in their local market, even after VW finally introduced the more modern Passat. The B2 Passat was available in the VW line-up until 2002, and the Santana was finally retired in July 2006, more out of technological considerations than a drop in popularity, as the car was not a part of Volkswagen do Brasil's current flex fuel program. A flexible-fuel vehicle (FFV) or dual-fuel vehicle (also sometimes called only flex-fuel) is an automobile that can typically alternate between two sources of fuel, with separate tanks and fuel systems for each fuel. ...


The Chinese Santana, with the European Passat B2 design, has been built by the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint-venture since 1986 with very few updated features (improved back seats and a hydraulic clutch, being some) and no design difference. In fact, a new Chinese Santana is virtually identical to one from the 1980s. Since late 1990s, Shanghai-Volkswagen put a few more features (like ABS)into the car and the it continues to sell well. Volkswagen Group China is Volkswagen Groups subsidiary in China. ...


In 1991, the Volkswagen Santana 2000 was put into development with Volkswagen do Brasil and started mass production in 1995. It has since been replaced in 2004 by the Volkswagen Santana 3000 which was the first VW to be designed by Shanghai-Volkswagen. Both the original Santana and the Santana 3000 are still sold in China. Volkswagen do Brasil Ltda. ... Volkswagen Group China is Volkswagen Groups subsidiary in China. ...


The Brazilian Santana and Chinese version were co-developed between the two companies, although the Chinese versions have a longer wheelbase.


The Santana was also built in Japan under license by Nissan. Outwardly it was all VW, however there were a few minor mechanicals (i.e. window wipers) that were Nissan.


Later, in 1994, as the BX platform was falling behind the competition, the Brazilian Volkswagen brought back the hatchback B2, and applied on it a more profound facelift to become the Gol Generation 2, smoothing many of the lines and dramatically changing the truck to resemble the design of the first Gol Generation. The B2 platform heritage of the Gol G2-G4 can be easily identified by looking at the passenger doors of the 5-door version. Not to be confused with Volkswagen Golf. ...




Mark 3 (B3 platform) (1988–94)

Third generation
Europe-spec Passat CL Sedan
Production 1988–1993
Assembly Emden, Germany, Slovakia
Class Large family car
/ Mid-size car
Body style(s) 4-door sedan
5-door station wagon
Layout Front engine, front-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
Platform Volkswagen B3 platform
Engine(s) 1.9 L Turbodiesel
1.6 L Turbodiesel
2.0 L 16 valve I4
1.8 L I4
2.8 L VR6
1.8 L G60 Supercharged I4
Transmission(s) 4-speed automatic
5-speed manual
Wheelbase 103.3 in
Length 180 in
Width 67.1 in
Height 56.2 in
Fuel capacity 18.5 US gal
Europe-spec Passat CL station wagon
Europe-spec Passat CL station wagon

The third generation Passat was introduced in 1988 in Europe, 1990 in North America, and 1995 in South America. Its curvy looks were a world away from the boxy appearance of its predecessor and owed much to the "Jelly Mould" style pioneered by Ford with the Sierra. The lack of a grille made the car's front end styling reminiscent of older, rear-engined Volkswagens such as the 411, and also doubled as a modern styling trend. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 480 pixelsFull resolution (2383 × 1430 pixel, file size: 943 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Emden is a city and seaport in the northwest of Germany, on river Ems. ... Car classification is subjective since many vehicles fall into multiple categories. ... A Ford Mondeo, a large family car. ... A mid-size car, frequently referred to as an intermediate, is an automobile with a size between that of a compact and a full-size or standard-size car. ... Cars can come in a large variety of different body styles. ... A notchback full-size luxury sedan. ... Estate car body style (Saab 95) A station wagon (United States usage), wagon (Australian usage, though station wagon is widely used) or estate car (United Kingdom usage) is a car body style similar to a sedan car but with an extended rear cargo area. ... In automobile design layout is the place where both the engine and driven wheels are. ... A front-mounted engine describes the placement of an automobile engine in front of or on the front axle. ... Front-wheel drive is the most common form of engine/transmission layout used in modern passenger cars, where the engine drives the front wheels. ... This article is about the class of vehicles. ... An automobile platform is a shared set of components common to a number of different automobiles. ... The B platform is the Volkswagen Groups mid-size automobile platform, and has been used for coupés, sedans, and station wagons under the Volkswagen, Audi and Škoda brands over the years. ... Air foil bearing-supported turbocharger cutaway made by Mohawk Innovative Technology Inc. ... This article is about the fuel. ... Air foil bearing-supported turbocharger cutaway made by Mohawk Innovative Technology Inc. ... This article is about the fuel. ... In automotive engineering, an engine is referred to as multi-valve (or multivalve) when each cylinder has more than two valves. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... The VR6 engine is an internal combustion engine configuration developed by the Volkswagen Group. ... 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At the time it was the first Passat to be built on a VW-designed platform, rather than sharing one with an Audi sedan. The car, although designated B3 in VW's platform nomenclature, was based largely on the A Platform as used for the smaller Golf model. In fact, many components are shared directly between these vehicles. Only 4 door sedan and 5 door station wagon versions were available, without the fastback option of previous models (though it was considered). It was marketed under the Passat name in all markets; in North America, this was a first. The B platform is the Volkswagen Groups mid-size automobile platform, and has been used for coupés, sedans, and station wagons under the Volkswagen, Audi and Škoda brands over the years. ... The Volkswagen A platform is an automobile platform shared among the compact cars of Volkswagen Group. ... This 1968 Ford Mustang has a fastback body style. ...


The fuel injected gasoline engines gave better performance and refinement than the carburettor units previously used. They were mounted transversely, and the floorpan was engineered to accept VW's syncro four-wheel drive system. Engine options were the 2.0 l 16 valve engine in the GL model, 1.8 l engine in the CL model, Volkswagen's new 2.8 VR6 engine (also used in the Golf and Corrado) in the GLX model (introduced in 1991 in Europe and 1992 in North America), and the G60 engine (only available on the syncro model in Canada for the North American market). The VR6 engine gave the top-of-the-range Passat a top speed of 224 km/h (139 mph). The 1.9 l diesel was also available as an option. The carburetor (or carburettor, carb for short) is a device which mixes air and fuel for an internal_combustion engine. ... A transverse engine is an engine in which the crankshaft is oriented side-to-side relative to the wheels of the vehicle. ... This article is about the class of vehicles. ... In automotive engineering, an engine is referred to as multi-valve (or multivalve) when each cylinder has more than two valves. ... The VR6 engine is an internal combustion engine configuration developed by the Volkswagen Group. ... The Volkswagen Corrado is a hatchback coupé developed by German automaker Volkswagen and built by Karmann in Osnabrück, Germany between 1988 and 1995. ...


In Russia (where this generation of Passat was extremely popular at second-hand market from early 1990s) it had been affectionately known as "ski", because grille-less front looked like an upside-down cross-country ski or toboggan.




Mark 4 (B4 platform) (1995–97)

B4 Passat TDI wagon (US)
B4 Passat TDI wagon (US)
Fourth generation
1996 Passat TDI sedan
Production 1994–1997
Assembly Emden, Germany, Slovakia
Class Large family car
/ Mid-size car
Body style(s) 4-door sedan
5-door station wagon
Layout FF layout
Platform Volkswagen B4 platform
Engine(s) 1.6 L Turbodiesel
2.0 L I4
2.8 L VR6
1.8 L I4
1.9 L TDI I4
Transmission(s) 4-speed automatic
5-speed manual
Wheelbase 103.3 in
Length 181.5 in (sedan)
181 in (wagon)
Width 67.5 in
Height 56.4 in (sedan)
58.7 in (wagon)
Fuel capacity 18.5 US gal

Though the car was mechanically nearly identical to the original Mark 3, except for the carried-over windows, every external body panel was new. The most obvious exterior change was the re-introduction of a grille to match the style of the other same-generation Volkswagen models, such as the Mark 3 Golf, whose styling theme didn't follow on from the original Mark 3 Passat. The interior design was also updated and improved safety equipment including dual front airbags were added. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 518 pixelsFull resolution (1926 × 1248 pixel, file size: 206 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 518 pixelsFull resolution (1926 × 1248 pixel, file size: 206 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (1050x736, 206 KB)1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI (North American) © 2005 Chris Ruvolo File links The following pages link to this file: VW Passat User:ChrisRuvolo Categories: GFDL images ... Emden is a city and seaport in the northwest of Germany, on river Ems. ... Car classification is subjective since many vehicles fall into multiple categories. ... A Ford Mondeo, a large family car. ... A mid-size car, frequently referred to as an intermediate, is an automobile with a size between that of a compact and a full-size or standard-size car. ... Cars can come in a large variety of different body styles. ... A notchback full-size luxury sedan. ... Estate car body style (Saab 95) A station wagon (United States usage), wagon (Australian usage, though station wagon is widely used) or estate car (United Kingdom usage) is a car body style similar to a sedan car but with an extended rear cargo area. ... In automobile design layout is the place where both the engine and driven wheels are. ... Sketch of FF layout In automotive design, a FF, or Front-engine, Front-wheel drive layout places both the engine and driven wheels at the front of the vehicle. ... An automobile platform is a shared set of components common to a number of different automobiles. ... The B platform is the Volkswagen Groups mid-size automobile platform, and has been used for coupés, sedans, and station wagons under the Volkswagen, Audi and Å koda brands over the years. ... Air foil bearing-supported turbocharger cutaway made by Mohawk Innovative Technology Inc. ... This article is about the fuel. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... The VR6 engine is an internal combustion engine configuration developed by the Volkswagen Group. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... Turbo Direct Injection - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... “Gearbox” redirects here. ... The automatic gear selector in a Ford Five Hundred vehicle An automatic transmission (commonly abbreviated as AT) is an automobile gearbox that can change gear ratios automatically as the vehicle moves, thus freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually (similar but larger devices are also used for railroad... A manual transmission (also known as a stick shift, straight drive, or standard transmission) is a type of transmission used in automotive applications. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For the Mozilla crash reporting software previously called Airbag, see Breakpad. ...


The car was available with a TDI diesel engine, an inline 4 cylinder 1.9 L turbo diesel, generating 210 N·m (155 ft·lbf) of torque at 1900 rpm, 90 PS (66 kW) at 3750 rpm. It carried a U.S. EPA fuel efficiency rating for the sedan of 45 mpg highway (5.2 L/100 km). Combined with a 70 L (18.5 U.S. gallon) fuel tank, it had a 1300+ km (800+ mi) range on a single tank of fuel, nearly unheard of in the North American market. The TDI version is in high demand today and commands a high resale price in the U.S. due to its fuel economy and ability to operate on locally produced biofuels. The B4 TDI wagon is even rarer, fewer than 1000 having been imported to the U.S. during its 1996 to 1997 lifespan. Turbo Direct Injection - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... A diesel engine built by MAN AG in 1906 Rudolf Diesels 1893 patent on his engine design A Diesel engine is an internal combustion engine which operates using the Diesel cycle. ... For other senses of this word, see torque (disambiguation). ... EPA redirects here. ... Fuel efficiency, in its basic sense, is the same as thermal efficiency, meaning the efficiency of a process that converts energy contained in a carrier fuel into energy or work. ... Biofuel is any fuel that derives from biomass _ recently living organisms or their metabolic byproducts, such as manure from cows. ...


Trim Levels

In Europe, L, CL, GL, GT and VR6 versions were available, although this could be combined, for instance it was possible to purchase a GL VR6. Only three trim levels were available in the United States: GLS, GLX and TDI. The GLX version carried VW's 2.8 VR6 engine. The GLS had a 2 liter 8 valve motor, while the TDI had the 1.9 Turbo-Diesel. // Description VR6 is an engine configuration developed by the Volkswagen Group. ...


Canadian versions of the Passat were similar to their European counterparts, unlike models sold in the U.S., due to a trade agreement that Canada had with Europe at the time, which allowed any car federalized in one participating country to legally be sold in any of the others. However, Canada did not get the 1.8-litre 4-cylinder petrol version, nor the 1.6-litre turbodiesel, both of which were on sale in Europe at the time. A trade pact is a wide ranging tax, tariff and trade pact that usually also includes investment guarantees. ... Federalism is the idea of a group or body of members that are bound together (latin: foedus, covenant) with a governing representative head. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


Versions sold in Mexico had a choice of 2.0-litre 4-cylinder or a 2.8-litre VR6 petrol. Trim levels were GL or GLX. These versions were more expensive than the Volkswagen cars built in Mexico, due to the import tariffs and the fact the Passat was built in Germany. Tax rates around the world Tax revenue as % of GDP Economic policy Monetary policy Central bank   Money supply Fiscal policy Spending   Deficit   Debt Trade policy Tariff   Trade agreement Finance Financial market Financial market participants Corporate   Personal Public   Banking   Regulation        For other uses of this word, see tariff (disambiguation). ...




Mark 5 (B5 platform) (1996–2001), Mark 5 (B5.5 platform) (2001–05)

Fifth generation
1998-2001 B5 Volkswagen Passat wagon (US)
Production 1996–2005
Assembly Emden, Germany
Mosel/Zwickau, Germany, Slovakia
Class Large family car
/ Mid-size car
Body style(s) 4-door sedan
5-door station wagon
Layout Front engine, front-wheel drive / Four-wheel drive
Platform Volkswagen B5 platform
Engine(s) 1.8 L 20 valve Turbocharged I4
2.0 L I4
2.3 L VR5
2.8 L V6
4.0 L W8
2.5 L V6 Turbodiesel 180bhp
Transmission(s) 5-speed automatic
5-speed manual
Wheelbase 106.4 in
Length 184.3 in (2001-05 wagon)
185.2 in (2001-05 sedan)
184.1 in (1998-2000 sedan)
183.8 in (1996-2000 wagon)
Width 68.7 in (2001-05)
68.5 in (1996-2000)
Height 59 in (wagon)
58.9 in (2001-05 wagon)
57.6 in (2001-05 sedan)
57.5 in (2001-05 sedan)
57.4 in (1998-2000 sedan)
58.6 in (2002-05 Non-I4 Wagons)
Related Audi A4
Škoda Superb
Audi S4
B5 Volkswagen Passat sedan
B5 Volkswagen Passat sedan

The all-new fifth-generation Passat (B5 platform) was launched in 1996 in Europe and 1998 in North America. It was significant in that it shared a platform with the Audi A4 (1995 onwards), using the classic "overhung" longitudinally mounted engine with front-wheel drive. This harked back to the first and second generation Passats, which were based on the Audi 80 (the A4 is an extension of the 80 line). Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2110x1110, 211 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Volkswagen Passat Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Emden is a city and seaport in the northwest of Germany, on river Ems. ... Zwickau is a city of Germany, in the Bundesland Saxony (Sachsen), situated in a valley at the foot of the Erzgebirge, on the left bank of the Zwickauer Mulde, 130 km (82 miles) southwest of Dresden, south of Leipzig and south west of Chemnitz. ... Car classification is subjective since many vehicles fall into multiple categories. ... A Ford Mondeo, a large family car. ... A mid-size car, frequently referred to as an intermediate, is an automobile with a size between that of a compact and a full-size or standard-size car. ... Cars can come in a large variety of different body styles. ... A notchback full-size luxury sedan. ... Estate car body style (Saab 95) A station wagon (United States usage), wagon (Australian usage, though station wagon is widely used) or estate car (United Kingdom usage) is a car body style similar to a sedan car but with an extended rear cargo area. ... In automobile design layout is the place where both the engine and driven wheels are. ... A front-mounted engine describes the placement of an automobile engine in front of or on the front axle. ... Front-wheel drive is the most common form of engine/transmission layout used in modern passenger cars, where the engine drives the front wheels. ... This article is about the class of vehicles. ... An automobile platform is a shared set of components common to a number of different automobiles. ... The B platform is the Volkswagen Groups mid-size automobile platform, and has been used for coupés, sedans, and station wagons under the Volkswagen, Audi and Škoda brands over the years. ... In automotive engineering, an engine is referred to as multi-valve (or multivalve) when each cylinder has more than two valves. ... Air foil bearing-supported turbocharger cutaway made by Mohawk Innovative Technology Inc. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... The VR6 engine is an internal combustion engine configuration developed by the Volkswagen Group. ... The Ford Essex V6 engine V6 and V-6 redirect here. ... A W8 engine is an eight cylinder piston engine in a W configuration, or two juxtaposed V4 engine blocks, coupled to one crankshaft. ... The Ford Essex V6 engine V6 and V-6 redirect here. ... Air foil bearing-supported turbocharger cutaway made by Mohawk Innovative Technology Inc. ... This article is about the fuel. ... “Gearbox” redirects here. ... The automatic gear selector in a Ford Five Hundred vehicle An automatic transmission (commonly abbreviated as AT) is an automobile gearbox that can change gear ratios automatically as the vehicle moves, thus freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually (similar but larger devices are also used for railroad... A manual transmission (also known as a stick shift, straight drive, or standard transmission) is a type of transmission used in automotive applications. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Audi A4 is a compact executive car produced by the German automaker Audi since 1994. ... The Škoda Superb is an executive car built by the Czech car manufacturer Škoda Auto. ... The Audi S4 is a high performance sport version of the popular Audi A4. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 136 KB) Volkswagen Passat File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 136 KB) Volkswagen Passat File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The B platform is the Volkswagen Groups mid-size automobile platform, and has been used for coupés, sedans, and station wagons under the Volkswagen, Audi and Škoda brands over the years. ... Front-wheel drive is the most common form of engine/transmission layout used in modern passenger cars, where the engine drives the front wheels. ...


Styling-wise, the Passat introduced a new design language, first seen on the Concept 1 concept car, for the latest generation of Volkswagens and this was evident with the Mark IV Golf, Bora and Mark IV Polo. The curvy lines, heavily raked windscreens, and smooth underpinnings helped give the B5 Passat an incredibly low coefficient of drag, rated at 0.27 (sedan model). The drag coefficient is lower than many sports cars, and even bests the latest design of the C6 Chevrolet Corvette, rated at 0.29. The Volkswagen New Beetle is a car introduced by Volkswagen in 1998, drawing heavily on the design cues of the original Beetle. ... The Volkswagen Jetta is essentially a sedan version of the Volkswagen Golf. ... 1994 VW Polo MK IIF. 1996 VW Polo. ... The Chevrolet Corvette is a sports car that has been manufactured by Chevrolet since 1953. ...


The car featured four-link front suspension, designed to eliminate torque steering. Four-wheel drive was later introduced as an option, using a Torsen AWD system, which helps avoid loss of traction on slick surfaces. This was the same Torsen AWD system as Audi used in the A4 and A6. Power came from a 1.8 L turbocharged 150-hp 4-cylinder engine, or a 2.8 L 30-valve 190 hp V6 (not to be confused with the earlier VR6). The 1.8 L engine in the Passat and Audi A4 has a lower oil capacity than transverse applications of the same engine (4.6 quarts in transverse, 4.3 quarts longitudinal), and may suffer from oil sludge problems as a result, if not changed at regular intervals with full synthetic oils. Two transmission options were available: a 5-speed manual transmission and a 5-speed automatic transmission with tiptronic. The front suspension components of a Ford Model T. Suspension is the term given to the system of springs, shock absorbers and linkages that connects a vehicle to its wheels. ... Torque steering is an effect in front wheel drive cars caused by large amounts of torque affecting steering in such a way as to make the front wheels squirm (oscillate) from side to side under heavy acceleration, noticeable to the driver by the steering wheel being tugged back and forth... This article is about the class of vehicles. ... Torsen traction, an automotive part adding differential, was invented by American Vernon Gleasman and manufactured by the Gleason Corporation. ... Torsen traction, an automotive part adding differential, was invented by American Vernon Gleasman and manufactured by the Gleason Corporation. ... The Audi A4 is a compact executive car produced by the German automaker Audi since 1994. ... C4 Audi S4 sedan- note this is the high-performance version of the 100, not an A6 The Audi A6 is a mid-size luxury car / executive car produced by the German automaker Audi. ... Air foil bearing-supported turbocharger cutaway made by Mohawk Innovative Technology Inc. ... The Ford Essex V6 engine V6 and V-6 redirect here. ... Numerous late-model piston engines from many manufacturers have suffered from failures due to oil sludge contamination. ... Tiptronic is a type of discrete automatic transmission developed by Porsche and used in its vehicles and those of its licensees. ...


Awards

  • 1999 Used Car Buyer Greatest Used Buy Awards - Most Sensible Car Award Overall & Best Family Car
  • 1999 Auto Express New Car Honours - Best Family Car
  • 1998 What Car? Car of the Year Awards - Best Family Car
  • 1998 Top Gear Magazine Top Cars - Best Medium Car
  • 1998 Which? Magazine Best Buy - Large family car market winner

Mid-2001 Facelift (B5.5 Platform)

2004 Volkswagen Passat Variant
2004 Volkswagen Passat Variant
2004 Volkswagen Passat Variant
2004 Volkswagen Passat Variant

In mid-2001, the Passat received a facelift, involving a minor tweaking of the styling and some mechanical alteration, commonly known as the B5.5. Although some of the body panels remained unchanged, new projector-optic headlights, bumpers, tail lights, and chrome trim gave the car a fresher look. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2588x1723, 947 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Volkswagen Passat Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2588x1723, 947 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Volkswagen Passat Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3072x2048, 1133 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Volkswagen Passat Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3072x2048, 1133 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Volkswagen Passat Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... A facelift is the revival of a product through cosmetic means, for example by changing its appearance while leaving its underlying engineering or design intact. ... A headlight or headlamp is a light, usually attached to the front of a vehicle such as a car, with the purpose of illuminating the road ahead during periods of low visibility, such as night or precipitation. ...


A 4.0 L W8 engine producing 275 PS (202 kW) was introduced in 2002 in an upmarket version of the car that included standard all-wheel drive. This engine was intended to be a test bed for VW's new W engine technology, which would later make an appearance on the W12 in the Phaeton and A8, and the W16 in the Bugatti Veyron. The engine was dropped in 2004. A W8 engine is an eight cylinder piston engine in a W configuration, or two juxtaposed V4 engine blocks, coupled to one crankshaft. ... The W engine is an engine configuration in which the cylinder banks resemble the letter W in the same way a V engine resembles the letter V. There have been three entirely different implementations of this concept: one with three banks of cylinders, one with four and one with two... The Bugatti Veyron 16. ...


In 2004, a powerful 2.0 L turbocharged diesel TDI engine producing 136 PS (100 kW) was added (making the Passat the only mid-sized diesel powered car sold in the U.S.). This variant, sold from 2004-2005, is relatively rare on the used market and examples in good condition command high resale prices for their fuel economy and ability to operate on increasingly inexpensive biofuels. Turbo Direct Injection - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


A long-wheelbase version was introduced in China in late 1999 by Shanghai-Volkswagen, this lengthened platform went on to underpin the Škoda Superb. Both have a 100 mm longer wheelbase and length than the standard B5 Passat. An updated version called the Passat Lingyu was released in 2005, which has the 2.0 L, 1.8 L Turbo and 2.8 L V6 gasoline engines. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Å koda Superb is an executive car built by the Czech car manufacturer Å koda Auto. ...


Awards

  • 2001 Auto Express Used Car Honours 2001 - Best Family Used Car
  • 2001 Diesel Car 2001 Awards - Overall Diesel Car of the Year & Best Family Car
  • 2000 Used Car Buyer: Used Car of the Year Award - Best Overall Used Car & Best Family Car
  • 2000 What Car? Used Car of the Year - Overall winner & Best Family Car
  • 2000 Auto Express Used Car Honours - Best Family Car
  • 2000 Auto Express New Car Honours - Best Family Car
  • 2000 Fleet World Honours - Best Fleet Car

Trim Levels

In the United Kingdom, trim levels were E, S, Sport, SE, V5 and V6. The E trim level had a 1.6-litre/105 bhp engine only, while S and Sport models had a choice of 1.6, 1.8, 1.8 20-Valve Turbo and 2.0 petrol or 1.9 TDi in 90, 100, 110, 115 and 130 bhp versions. The S trim level was considered well-equipped by the motoring press at the time, and What Car? magazine recommended the 1.8 S as the best version in 1999. SE models had the same engines as the S version, but were better equipped. The V5 models had a 2.3 V5 engine, the V6 was available with a 2.8 V6, and were also well-equipped. What Car? is a long-running UK monthly motoring magazine and website, currently edited by David Motton and published by Haymarket Motoring. ... V5 may refer to: Cortical area V5 The V5 interface An engine in V configuration with 5 cylinders, e. ...


Models sold in Europe and the Republic of Ireland were similar apart from the trim level naming schemes; the trim levels were VW's "lifestyle" naming scheme, which were Comfortline, Trendline, and Highline. A base model was available too, this was spartan equipped and sold to the fleet market as well as private buyers. // Look up fleet in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Models sold in the U.S. had the 1.8-litre 20-valve turbocharged engine, 2.0 TDI, the 2.8 V6, or 4.0 W8; trim levels were GL (2003 onward), GLS, GLX, and W8 (2002 to 2004). The W8 was only available with the 4motion all-wheel-drive system and a slightly higher trim than the GLX models. The V6 had 4motion as an option as did the 1.8T starting in the 2004 model year. The GLX trim was only sold with the V6. The Jeep Wrangler is a 4WD vehicle with a transfer case to select RWD or 4WD. The Lamborghini Murciélago is a 4WD/AWD that powers the front via a VCU if the rear slips. ...


Versions sold in Mexico were slightly similar to their European equivalents; although some of these versions were slightly more expensive than their European counterparts, due to the import tariffs.


Mark 6 (PQ46 platform) (2005–present)

Sixth generation
B6 Passat sedan
Production 2005–present
Assembly Emden, Germany
Mosel/Zwickau, Germany
Class Large family car
/ Mid-size car
Body style(s) 4-door sedan
5-door station wagon
Layout Front engine, front-wheel drive / Four-wheel drive
Platform Volkswagen PQ46 platform
Engine(s) Petrol

1.6L I4
1.6L FSI I4
2.0L FSI I4
2.0L Turbo FSI I4
3.2L FSI VR6
3.6L FSI VR6
Diesel
1.9L TDI I4
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2.0L TDI I4
Transmission(s) 5-speed manual
6-speed manual
6-speed automatic
Wheelbase 106.7 in (2710mm)
Length Sedan: 188.2 in (4780mm)
Station wagon: 188 in (4775mm)
Width 71.7 in (1821mm)
Height Sedan: 58 in(1473mm)
Station wagon: 59.7 in (1516mm)
Related Volkswagen Golf (PQ35)
B6 Passat 2.0T wagon (US)
B6 Passat 2.0T wagon (US)

The latest Passat was first displayed at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2005 and launched in Europe in the summer of 2005. The new PQ46 Passat features a return to the transversely mounted engine and, unlike its predecessor, no longer shares its platform with the Audi A4. Instead, much of its platform (the PQ46 platform) is now based upon the Golf Mark V. Confusingly, this model is sometimes referred to as the "B6" Passat, despite its lack of commonality with the "B6" (Typ 8E) Audi A4. This has happened previously in the Passat's history, with the B3 and B4, which bore no relation to the same-named platforms from Audi. “Gearbox” redirects here. ... A manual transmission (also known as a stick shift, straight drive, or standard transmission) is a type of transmission used in automotive applications. ... The automatic gear selector in a Ford Five Hundred vehicle An automatic transmission (commonly abbreviated as AT) is an automobile gearbox that can change gear ratios automatically as the vehicle moves, thus freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually (similar but larger devices are also used for railroad... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Volkswagen Golf (Mark 1 and Mark 5 badged as Volkswagen Rabbit in the United States and Canada, Caribe in Mexico) is a compact car / small family car that Volkswagen manufactures. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 507 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,996 × 1,264 pixels, file size: 226 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Please see the file description page for further information. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 507 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,996 × 1,264 pixels, file size: 226 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Please see the file description page for further information. ... 74th Geneva Motor Show The Salon International de lAuto (or Geneva Motor Show) is an annual auto show held in March in the Swiss city of Geneva. ...


Styling-wise, the car follows the latest design language first introduced on the Volkswagen Phaeton luxury car, and is a dramatic departure from the styling of the B5.5 Passat. Although the new design is somewhat controversial, sales have improved over the old model. The Volkswagen Phaeton (pronounced fay-ton) is a large luxury sedan manufactured by Volkswagen. ...


On the four-wheel drive version, called 4Motion, the transverse-engine platform dictated a switch from the Torsen center differential of the B5 to the Haldex multi-plate clutch. This change also changes the handling closer to a front-wheel drive car, with better fuel economy and a more spacious interior. The Haldex can direct power more unequally than the Torsen, which was limited to 66:34 or 34:66 in the B5 Passat. Haldex is a reactive type system, behaving as a front-wheel-drive vehicle until slippage is detected, at which point 100% of the power can be diverted to either axle. See quattro for more information. This article is about the class of vehicles. ... Torsen traction, an automotive part adding differential, was invented by American Vernon Gleasman and manufactured by the Gleason Corporation. ... Haldex provides proprietary and innovative technology solutions that improve safety, the enviroment and vehicle dynamics to the global vehicle industry within specific niches. ... A clutch is a subcomponent of an engines transmission designed to allow engagement or disengagement of the engine to the gearbox or whatever apparatus is being driven. ... Front-wheel drive is the most common form of engine/transmission layout used in modern passenger cars, where the engine drives the front wheels. ... Fuel efficiency, sometimes also referred to as fuel economy and commonly gas mileage in the United States, is a numeric measure often used to describe the amount of fuel consumed with regard to the distance travelled in a transportation vehicle, such as an automobile. ... This article is about the Audi all wheel drive system, for information on the Audi coupe of the same name, see Audi Quattro. ...


Fuel Stratified Injection is used in nearly every petrol version of the Passat, ranging from 1.6 to 3.2 L (the 1.6L DOHC can reach 100 km/h in 11.5sec., and 193 km/h for MT), but the multivalve 2.0 L TDI is the most sought-out version in Europe (available in both 140 PS and 170 PS variants). In the US market, it features a 200 hp (147 kW) 2.0 L turbocharged I4 as the base engine, or a 280 hp (206 kW) 3.6 L VR6 engine as the upgrade, with six-speed manual (only available on the base 2.0T model) and automatic transmissions. Volkswagen has moved boundaries for petrol technology with its FSI unit. ... A double overhead cam (also called a dual overhead cam, DOHC, or twincam) engine is a type of internal combustion engine where the camshafts that operate the intake and exhaust valves are mounted above the cylinders, and where there are separate camshafts for inlet and exhaust valves. ...


In the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2007, the R36 performance model using a retuned 300 hp (220 kW) 3.6 L VR6 engine was introduced, pushing the Variant (wagon) to 100 km/h in 5.8s. The International Motor Show or Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) is the worlds largest motor show. ...


At the Beijing International Automobile Exhibition, FAW-VW released the PQ46 Passat as the Magotan, due to Shanghai-Volkswagen using the Passat name for its Passat Lingyu (LWB Mark 5 Passat). Volkswagen Group China is Volkswagen Groups subsidiary in China. ... Volkswagen Group China is Volkswagen Groups subsidiary in China. ...


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Type 1950s 1960s 1970s
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Economy car Beetle (Type 1)
Supermini Polo I
Derby I
Small family car Golf I
Type 3
Large family car Type 4
K70 (NSU) Passat I
Coupé Karmann Ghia Scirocco I
Van Type 2 - T1 Type 2 - T2


VW redirects here. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... An economy car is an automobile that is designed for low cost operation. ... This article is about the original Volkswagen Beetle. ... 1996 Volkswagen Polo, a popular modern European supermini A supermini is a European hatchback car category. ... The Volkswagen Polo Mk I is the first generation of the Volkswagen Polo supermini, it was produced from 1975 until 1981. ... The Volkswagen Derby is a saloon version of the Volkswagen Polo supermini, produced by the German automaker Volkswagen between 1977 and 1981. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Volkswagen Golf (Mark 1 and Mark 5 badged as Volkswagen Rabbit in the United States and Canada, Caribe in Mexico) is a compact car / small family car that Volkswagen manufactures. ... The Volkswagen Type 3, properly referred to as the Volkswagen 1500 and later the Volkswagen 1600, was a range of small cars from German manufacturer Volkswagen (VW). ... A Ford Mondeo, a large family car. ... 1969-1972 Volkswagen 411 estate 1974 Volkswagen 412 sedan The Volkswagen Type 4 was a mid-sized 2 or 4-door sedan or 2-door station wagon built by Volkswagen. ... VW K70 The Volkswagen K70 (pronounced as ka siebzig in German) is a sedan automobile produced by both NSU and Volkswagen from 1969 to 1974. ... The Peugeot 406 Coupé, designed by Pininfarina 1990 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC coupé, noted for its large, angular design 1997 Rover Vitesse Coupe, club coupé Rover P5 Coupe, a traditional four-door coupé Mercedes CLS, a modern four-door coupé Gala-Coupé of Leopold II, Brussels 1970s Sunbeam Alpine fastback coup... The Karmann Ghia was a two-seater sports car marketed by Volkswagen, designed by the Italian firm Ghia, and built by German coach builder Karmann. ... The Volkswagen Scirocco is a sport compact produced by German automaker Volkswagen from 1974 through 1992. ... This article is about the road vehicle. ... The Volkswagen Type 2 (aka Transporter) was the second automotive line introduced by German automaker Volkswagen. ... The Volkswagen Type 2 (aka Transporter) was the second automotive line introduced by German automaker Volkswagen. ...

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Type 1950s 1960s 1970s
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Economy Beetle (Type 1)
Compact Fastback / Squareback (Type 3) Rabbit I
Dasher
Mid-size Type 4
K70 (NSU)
Coupé Karmann Ghia Scirocco I
Convertible Beetle Convertible
Karmann Ghia Convertible
Van Microbus (Type 2 - T1) Microbus (Type 2 - T2)
Utility Thing


VW redirects here. ... North America North America is a continent [1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... This article is about the original Volkswagen Beetle. ... The Rambler American introduced in the late 1950s was an early compact car. ... The Volkswagen Type 3, properly referred to as the Volkswagen 1500 and later the Volkswagen 1600, was a range of small cars from German manufacturer Volkswagen (VW). ... The Volkswagen Golf (Mark 1 and Mark 5 badged as Volkswagen Rabbit in the United States and Canada, Caribe in Mexico) is a compact car / small family car that Volkswagen manufactures. ... The Volkswagen Passat is a family car built by Volkswagen AG, produced in various forms since 1973. ... A mid-size car, frequently referred to as an intermediate, is an automobile with a size between that of a compact and a full-size or standard-size car. ... 1969-1972 Volkswagen 411 estate 1974 Volkswagen 412 sedan The Volkswagen Type 4 was a mid-sized 2 or 4-door sedan or 2-door station wagon built by Volkswagen. ... VW K70 The Volkswagen K70 (pronounced as ka siebzig in German) is a sedan automobile produced by both NSU and Volkswagen from 1969 to 1974. ... The Peugeot 406 Coupé, designed by Pininfarina 1990 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC coupé, noted for its large, angular design 1997 Rover Vitesse Coupe, club coupé Rover P5 Coupe, a traditional four-door coupé Mercedes CLS, a modern four-door coupé Gala-Coupé of Leopold II, Brussels 1970s Sunbeam Alpine fastback coup... The Karmann Ghia was a two-seater sports car marketed by Volkswagen, designed by the Italian firm Ghia, and built by German coach builder Karmann. ... The Volkswagen Scirocco is a sport compact produced by German automaker Volkswagen from 1974 through 1992. ... Saab 900 Convertible 1962 Rambler American 1981 AMC Eagle 4-WD convertible Convertible can also refer to a convertible security A convertible (sometimes called cabriolet in British English) is a car body style with a folding or retracting roof (aka soft top or top in USA, hood in UK). ... This article is about the original Volkswagen Beetle. ... The Karmann Ghia was a two-seater sports car marketed by Volkswagen, designed by the Italian firm Ghia, and built by German coach builder Karmann. ... This article is about the road vehicle. ... The Volkswagen Type 2 (aka Transporter) was the second automotive line introduced by German automaker Volkswagen. ... The Volkswagen Type 2 (aka Transporter) was the second automotive line introduced by German automaker Volkswagen. ... Pickup truck with extended cabin and homebuilt lumber rack. ... Volkswagen Thing The Volkswagen Type 181 or Thing was a small military vehicle produced by Volkswagen from 1969 to 1980 for the German army, as an updated version of the earlier Kübelwagen. ...

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Type 1980s 1990s 2000s
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
City Lupo Fox
Supermini Polo I Polo II Polo III Polo IV
Derby I
Small family car Type 1 (Beetle)
Golf I Golf II Golf III Golf IV Golf V
Jetta I Jetta II Vento Bora Jetta V
Large family car Passat I Passat II Passat III Passat IV Passat V Passat VI
Executive car Phaeton
Coupé Scirocco I Scirocco II Scirocco III
Corrado New Beetle
Van Caddy 14 Caddy 9U / 9K Caddy 2K
Type 2 (T3) Caravelle/Multivan (T4) Caravelle/Multivan (T5)
Compact MPV Golf Plus
Touran
Large MPV Sharan
Off-roader Tiguan
Touareg


VW redirects here. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... The Fiat Panda, a 1980s city car A current model Toyota Aygo city car A city car (or urban car) is a small, moderately powered automobile intended for use in urban areas. ... The Volkswagen Lupo was a city car manufactured by German automaker Volkswagen from 1998 to 2005. ... The Volkswagen Fox is a supermini produced and designed by Volkswagen do Brasil and sold in Latin America and Europe. ... 1996 Volkswagen Polo, a popular modern European supermini A supermini is a European hatchback car category. ... The Volkswagen Polo Mk I is the first generation of the Volkswagen Polo supermini, it was produced from 1975 until 1981. ... Mk II Polo hatchback Mk II Derby sedan The Volkswagen Polo Mk II is the second generation of the Volkswagen Polo supermini, it was produced from 1981 until 1994. ... The Volkswagen Polo Mk III is the third generation of the Volkswagen Polo supermini, produced from 1994 until 2000. ... The Volkswagen Polo Mk IV is the fourth generation of the Volkswagen Polo supermini, production started in 2001 and is ongoing. ... The Volkswagen Derby is a saloon version of the Volkswagen Polo supermini, produced by the German automaker Volkswagen between 1977 and 1981. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the original Volkswagen Beetle. ... The Volkswagen Golf (Mark 1 and Mark 5 badged as Volkswagen Rabbit in the United States and Canada, Caribe in Mexico) is a compact car / small family car that Volkswagen manufactures. ... The Volkswagen Golf (Mark 1 and Mark 5 badged as Volkswagen Rabbit in the United States and Canada, Caribe in Mexico) is a compact car / small family car that Volkswagen manufactures. ... The Volkswagen Golf (Mark 1 and Mark 5 badged as Volkswagen Rabbit in the United States and Canada, Caribe in Mexico) is a compact car / small family car that Volkswagen manufactures. ... The Volkswagen Golf (Mark 1 and Mark 5 badged as Volkswagen Rabbit in the United States and Canada, Caribe in Mexico) is a compact car / small family car that Volkswagen manufactures. ... The Volkswagen Golf (Mark 1 and Mark 5 badged as Volkswagen Rabbit in the United States and Canada, Caribe in Mexico) is a compact car / small family car that Volkswagen manufactures. ... The Volkswagen Jetta is an automobile produced by German automaker Volkswagen since 1980. ... The Volkswagen Jetta is an automobile produced by German automaker Volkswagen since 1980. ... The Volkswagen Jetta is an automobile produced by German automaker Volkswagen since 1980. ... The Volkswagen Jetta is an automobile produced by German automaker Volkswagen since 1980. ... The Volkswagen Jetta is an automobile produced by German automaker Volkswagen since 1980. ... A Ford Mondeo, a large family car. ... Executive car is a British term used generally to describe an automobile larger than a large family car, but which is not a high-end or ultra luxury car, a multi-purpose vehicle or a sport utility vehicle. ... The Volkswagen Phaeton (pronounced fay-ton) is a large luxury sedan manufactured by Volkswagen. ... The Peugeot 406 Coupé, designed by Pininfarina 1990 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC coupé, noted for its large, angular design 1997 Rover Vitesse Coupe, club coupé Rover P5 Coupe, a traditional four-door coupé Mercedes CLS, a modern four-door coupé Gala-Coupé of Leopold II, Brussels 1970s Sunbeam Alpine fastback coup... The Volkswagen Scirocco is a sport compact produced by German automaker Volkswagen from 1974 through 1992. ... The Volkswagen Scirocco is a sport compact produced by German automaker Volkswagen from 1974 through 1992. ... The Volkswagen Scirocco is a sport compact produced by German automaker Volkswagen from 1974 through 1992. ... The Volkswagen Corrado is a hatchback coupé developed by German automaker Volkswagen and built by Karmann in Osnabrück, Germany between 1988 and 1995. ... The Volkswagen New Beetle is a compact car introduced by Volkswagen in 1998, drawing heavily on the design cues of the original Beetle. ... This article is about the road vehicle. ... The name Volkswagen Caddy has been used by the Volkswagen Group to describe four different Caddy models: Type 14 was derived from the Golf Mk. ... The name Volkswagen Caddy has been used by the Volkswagen Group to describe four different Caddy models: Type 14 was derived from the Golf Mk. ... The name Volkswagen Caddy has been used by the Volkswagen Group to describe four different Caddy models: Type 14 was derived from the Golf Mk. ... The Volkswagen Type 2 (aka Transporter) was the second automotive line introduced by German automaker Volkswagen. ... The Eurovan (US and Mexico), or Transporter (UK, Ireland & North Europe) was the first front-engined van of German automobile manufacturer Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and is the successor of the famous classic VW Type 2 van. ... The Eurovan (US and Mexico), or Transporter (UK, Ireland & North Europe) was the first front-engined van of German automobile manufacturer Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and is the successor of the famous classic VW Type 2 van. ... Renault Mégane Scénic, the first car to be marketed as a compact MPV Opel Zafira, a seven-seater compact MPV A compact MPV is a car classification used in Europe to describe multi-purpose vehicle versions of small family cars (sometimes also referred to as compact cars), fitting... The Volkswagen Golf is a compact car / small family car manufactured by Volkswagen. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 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Type 1980s 1990s 2000s
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Subcompact Fox / Fox Wagon
Compact Rabbit I Golf II Golf III Golf IV Rabbit V
Jetta I Jetta II Jetta III Jetta IV Jetta V
Dasher
Mid-size Quantum Passat III Passat IV Passat V Passat VI
Full-size Phaeton
Coupé Scirocco I Scirocco II Corrado
New Beetle
Convertible Rabbit Convertible Cabriolet Cabrio Eos
New Beetle Convertible
Van Vanagon (Type 2 - T3) Eurovan
Pickup Rabbit LX
Compact SUV
Luxury SUV Touareg


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The Volkswagen Golf (Mark 1 and Mark 5 badged as Volkswagen Rabbit in the United States and Canada, Caribe in Mexico) is a compact car / small family car that Volkswagen manufactures. ... The Volkswagen Golf (Mark 1 and Mark 5 badged as Volkswagen Rabbit in the United States and Canada, Caribe in Mexico) is a compact car / small family car that Volkswagen manufactures. ... The Volkswagen Jetta is an automobile produced by German automaker Volkswagen since 1980. ... The Volkswagen Jetta is an automobile produced by German automaker Volkswagen since 1980. ... The Volkswagen Jetta is an automobile produced by German automaker Volkswagen since 1980. ... The Volkswagen Jetta is an automobile produced by German automaker Volkswagen since 1980. ... The Volkswagen Jetta is an automobile produced by German automaker Volkswagen since 1980. ... The Volkswagen Passat is a family car built by Volkswagen AG (VW), produced in various forms since 1973. ... 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Saab 900 Convertible 1962 Rambler American 1981 AMC Eagle 4-WD convertible Convertible can also refer to a convertible security A convertible (sometimes called cabriolet in British English) is a car body style with a folding or retracting roof (aka soft top or top in USA, hood in UK). ... The Volkswagen Golf (Mark 1 and Mark 5 badged as Volkswagen Rabbit in the United States and Canada, Caribe in Mexico) is a compact car / small family car that Volkswagen manufactures. ... The Volkswagen Golf (Mark 1 and Mark 5 badged as Volkswagen Rabbit in the United States and Canada, Caribe in Mexico) is a compact car / small family car that Volkswagen manufactures. ... The Volkswagen Golf (Mark 1 and Mark 5 badged as Volkswagen Rabbit in the United States and Canada, Caribe in Mexico) is a compact car / small family car that Volkswagen manufactures. ... Back view Eos Highway 1 The Volkswagen Eos is a coupe convertible from Volkswagen produced from 2006. ... 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A luxury SUV is a North American term for sport utility vehicles which have features that resemble other luxury vehicles. ... The Volkswagen Touareg is a mid-size luxury SUV produced by German automaker Volkswagen since 2003. ...

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Type 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Economy car Gol / Parati (I) Gol / Parati (IF) Gol / Parati (II) Gol / Parati / Gol Country (III) Gol / Parati / Gol Country (IV)
Voyage / Gacel (I) Amazon / Senda (IF) Polo Classic (III)
Supermini Fox / CrossFox
SpaceFox / Suran
Supermini Polo (IV) Polo (IVF)
Small family car Pointer Golf III Golf IV
Apollo Logus Bora Vento / Jetta
Large family car Passat I Passat III Passat IV Passat VI
Santana / Carat / Quantum
Panel van Caddy III
Pickup truck Saveiro (I) Saveiro (IF) Saveiro (II) Saveiro (III) Saveiro (IV)

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Following the Volkswagen Group's acquisition of Audi in 1964, Volkswagen was able to use newly gained engineering expertise to develop a modern front wheel drive car with a water-cooled engine, and thus the Passat and Golf (the latter being introduced in 1974) were the first of a new generation of Volkswagens.
Passat was effectively a less expensive version of the Audi 80 (Fox) sedan which had been introduced a year earlier and which had a more conservative body style, so that the Audi and Volkswagen models had distinct body styles and image.
VW Passat was one of the most modern European family cars at the time, and was intended as a replacement for the ageing Volkswagen Type 3, and as a contemporary rival for popular Ford Taunus/Cortina) and Opel Ascona/Vauxhall Cavalier.
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