New 2011 VW Passat For Europe Only

By David Thomas  on September 28, 2010

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If you came across images of the new Volkswagen Passat sedan and wagon (that’s them above) be aware that these cars won’t be sold in the U.S. Volkswagen spokesman Kerry Christopher confirms that these models are for Europe and global consumption only, and North America will get the all-new midsize sedan, code named “New Midsize Sedan,” to be built in Chattanooga, Tenn.

That car, which will get a unique name, will be unveiled in early 2011, with sales to follow later next year. The name will be announced at the car’s unveiling, and we’ve been told it will not be NMS or New Midsized Sedan.

You can check out a sketch VW released of the sedan here and the New Compact Coupe concept car VW showed at last year’s Detroit auto show here.

Volkswagen Volkswagen Passat 2010 Paris Motor Show


Managing Editor David Thomas has a thing for wagons and owns a 2010 Subaru Outback and a 2005 Volkswagen Passat wagon.  Email David