The American Volkswagen Passat went after the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, and lost. Production will end in 2023.
The new Volkswagen ID.4 electric SUV goes into production in 2022 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, next to the Atlas, Atlas Sport and Passat.
But Passat production will end in 2023, and it will not be replaced by an imported version (either the similar size China model or the smaller European model).
“We’ve made a decision to cancel the Passat for the U.S. The sales trend is very firmly in favor of SUV models, as indicated by the success of the (Chattanooga-built) Atlas,” Ralf Brandstätter, Volkswagen CEO, told WardsAuto.