Volkswagen Passat nameplate to die off at end of current generation?

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    Volkswagen Passat nameplate to die off at end of current generation?

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    A fresh report out of the United States suggests Volkswagen’s Passat nameplate could die off at the end of the current generation.

    Speaking to Roadshow at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show, Johan de Nysschen, VW of America's chief operating officer, hinted the firm’s sedan could be under threat.

    "Passat is a car that has a finite lifespan in terms of our planning," De Nysschen told the publication.

    While the Passat left the South African market early in 2019 due to lagging sales (with the US-spec model reportedly not selling especially well in North America, either), it’s worth pointing out the nameplate is still considered the best-selling mid-size vehicle in the world, with more 30 million examples having been produced.

    Still, De Nysschen suggested the Passat might not survive the switch to electric powertrains.

    "It's probably a reasonable assumption that when this Passat reaches the end of its lifecycle, its successor will probably not feature an internal combustion engine," he told the publication.

    As Roadshow points out, Volkswagen has already suggested it will build a production version of the ID Vizzion sedan concept, which could ultimately end up replacing the Passat.

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    Re: Volkswagen Passat nameplate to die off at end of current generation?

    Passat, not a word I'd have used in English speaking markets. So it means trade wind, it's also easily mutable to something or other.
    And this:

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    Re: Volkswagen Passat nameplate to die off at end of current generation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    Passat, not a word I'd have used in English speaking markets. So it means trade wind, it's also easily mutable to something or other.
    And this:

    Johan de Nysschen, VW of America's chief operating officer,
    Like Urban Dictionary huh? Oh My!

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    Re: Volkswagen Passat nameplate to die off at end of current generation?

    ^^I never got as far as the Urban Dicktionary. I was just looking at common, easy twists of the word.
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    Re: Volkswagen Passat nameplate to die off at end of current generation?

    Passat, Bora, Mistral, Ghibli, Khamsin

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    Re: Volkswagen Passat nameplate to die off at end of current generation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    Passat, not a word I'd have used in English speaking markets. So it means trade wind, it's also easily mutable to something or other.
    And this:

    Johan de Nysschen, VW of America's chief operating officer,
    Johan De - WHO

    I think they should keep the name...............

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    Re: Volkswagen Passat nameplate to die off at end of current generation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed753 View Post
    Johan De - WHO

    I think they should keep the name...............

    PassaTV (pronounced Pass-ah-TeeVee)
    Johan De Nunchucks...The man who was going to single handedly save Cadillac by using the same formula he did at Audi and Infiniti!.....and now Volkswagen..The Passat will become the OP7.
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    Re: Volkswagen Passat nameplate to die off at end of current generation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Buttons View Post
    Johan De Nunchucks...The man who was going to single handedly save Cadillac by using the same formula he did at Audi and Infiniti!.....and now Volkswagen..The Passat will become the OP7.
    ID7 to go with the ID3 and ID5 (-:

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    Re: Volkswagen Passat nameplate to die off at end of current generation?

    Quote Originally Posted by richmond2000 View Post
    ID7 to go with the ID3 and ID5 (-:
    Was that his doing too?...if it was...That guy sucks.

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    Re: Volkswagen Passat nameplate to die off at end of current generation?

    Eff up and move up.
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    Re: Volkswagen Passat nameplate to die off at end of current generation?

    Oh well....goodbye to the 11th best selling and 9th best looking midsize sedan. You truly won't be missed.

    The Arteon on the other hand...
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    Re: Volkswagen Passat nameplate to die off at end of current generation?

    Quote Originally Posted by sdotjeezy View Post
    Oh well....goodbye to the 11th best selling and 9th best looking midsize sedan. You truly won't be missed.

    The Arteon on the other hand...
    The thing is though, is that the "cultured ones" swear by them and the brand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1958carnut View Post
    The thing is though, is that the "cultured ones" swear by them and the brand.
    Good point. It's nice to have some tipoff as to who's the sofisty-kated, kultured one. In the crowd, on the road.
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    Re: Volkswagen Passat nameplate to die off at end of current generation?

    "It's probably a reasonable assumption that when this Passat reaches the end of its lifecycle, its successor will probably not feature an internal combustion engine," he told the publication.
    When I read this sentence my take away is the Passat name will continue, but the vehicle will be powered by batteries.

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    Re: Volkswagen Passat nameplate to die off at end of current generation?

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    When I read this sentence my take away is the Passat name will continue, but the vehicle will be powered by batteries.
    That wouldn't surprise me. After all isn't it one of the things we gripe about here on GMI, is the way that our home team can't seem to stick with something.

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