(Words by Tom Lohnes) – Well folks, that’s a wrap. The globally successful VW Passat is ending production everywhere, and this US-spec limited edition commemorates the end of an icon.
With 411 out of 1,973 units sporting the first-ever Passat’s spec, Aurora red over Titan black leather, the red one will be the rarest of the three. The second-rarest but better-looking Racing green over tan leather limited Passat gets 423 units, and the other 524 are white with a brown interior. The green one shown looks absolutely amazing, really making it a shame the car is leaving this world for good.
The reason the still-selling Passat is leaving? EVs. The American Passat factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee is being converted to be the first dedicated plant for VW’s ID electric cars. Although it is a shame the famed sedan is leaving us, Volkswagen’s new ID.4 is not only a phenomenal EV, but is a great car in general, and gives me hopes of a future of non-boring EVs. Of course, only time will tell.
Make sure to drop a reservation for a final edition Passat before they’re all sold out, because they’re all almost gone. Which spec would you pick? I’d take the green over tan.