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    Volkswagen Will End U.S. Passat Production With Limited Edition

    Volkswagen is preparing to end U.S. production of the Passat.  The automaker says it will end assembly of the sedan in Chattanooga, where it's been built for the North American market since 2011, with model year 2022. The reason? To make way for electric vehicles. The automaker says it's part of the plant’s transformation to build future EVs. Case in point, it plans to start U.S. production of the ID.4 EV at the plant next year. 

    “We’ve sold some version of the Passat for nearly 50 years, and the Passat launched our relationship with Chattanooga, which supports thousands of jobs,” said Scott Keogh, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. “With the Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport in high demand, and the North American production launch of the all-electric ID.4 SUV next year, our future in Chattanooga looks brighter than ever.”

    Passat Limited Edition

    Volkswagen won't bid farewell to the U.S. Passat without some fanfare. It will produce a short-run Limited Edition 2022 model that pays tribute to the city of  Chattanooga. Unique exterior and interior design details will celebrate the model’s history and recognize the contributions of the employees who built Passat.

    VW will only build 1,973 Limited Edition models - a number that recognizes the year the first Passat was launched in Germany.