Volkswagen Passat IQ. Drive DCC
The countdown has begun: the 30 millionth Passat will leave the assembly line this spring.
This landmark makes it the most successful mid-size model worldwide.
And that's not all.
After the Golf (35 million vehicles) - and ahead of the legendary Beetle (21.5 million units) - the Volkswagen Passat is one of the three most popular vehicles from Volkswagen to date.
One thing is certain: the 30 millionth Passat will be one of the first examples of the significantly enhanced eighth generation.
A major technical update sees the new Passat incorporate the latest brand innovations.
Pre-sales will start in May 2019 in some European countries and the market launch will start from the end of August 2019 onwards (Germany).
IQ.DRIVE is the new umbrella brand for Volkswagen assistance systems. From now on, the technologies involved in autonomous driving will be bundled under the IQ.DRIVE label.
An example is the new Travel Assist.
The Volkswagen Passat will be the first Volkswagen that is capable of partially automated driving across practically the whole speed range (0 to 210 km/h).
Along with its assistance system, the Passat represents the most advanced version of IQ.DRIVE yet seen.