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Sleek new Volkswagen Passat emerges in first teasers but…

Passat appears more sport wagon than station wagon, which it will now solely be sold as. Image: Volkswagen.

Ahead of its world debut in August, Volkswagen has released the first official teaser images of the all-new Passat that will enter production in the first quarter of 2024.

A model, whose future had been in limbo since 2020, Wolfsburg’s eventual support for the now 50-year old nameplate in the same year didn’t escape controversy as it subsequently announced that only the Variant estate will survive into next generation as it sold in greater numbers than the sedan.