Rocky Mountain Club B5

Discussion Forums => General Discussion => Topic started by: gragravar on October 19, 2009, 03:59:38 PM

Title: no more passat?
Post by: gragravar on October 19, 2009, 03:59:38 PM
sounds like there may be no more passat in the US in a couple years

http://editorial.autos.msn.com/blogs/autosblog.aspx?feat=1326210&icid=autos_1009019&GT1=22017 (http://editorial.autos.msn.com/blogs/autosblog.aspx?feat=1326210&icid=autos_1009019&GT1=22017)
Title: Re: no more passat?
Post by: 92UrS4 on October 19, 2009, 09:19:50 PM
Sadly it makes sense financially. The Passat really slumped in sales it seemed though the B6 offered a lot of nice features. Unfortunately the price was too high on the car. If they build a "similar" car here in the states it should cost considerably less.

I'm looking forward to seeing what their new offering will be.
Title: Re: no more passat?
Post by: scottvw on October 20, 2009, 07:40:31 AM
I kind of thought the CC was a replacement for the Passat.  I wonder how it's sales are doing?
Title: Re: no more passat?
Post by: 03Indigo on October 20, 2009, 03:47:53 PM
I've only seen a total of 2 CCs on the road, so can't imagine sales are that great.
Title: Re: no more passat?
Post by: aowhaus on October 25, 2009, 07:10:27 PM
Porsche plans on discontinuing the Cayenne after the next generation redesign, and the just launched Panamera will only survive for just one generation.  Audi is rumored to be discontinuing the A3 for the North American market in a year or two, and to introduce a new crossover SUV that will fit between the Q5 and Q7.  And the VW Touareg will disappear infavor of a smaller fuel-efficient crossover SUV that fits just above the Tiguan.

So it looks like the VW group is finally reducing the amount of model overlap and better defining their car brands.
Title: Re: no more passat?
Post by: Eric18T on November 27, 2009, 01:19:29 PM
it only makes sense for the VW group to start consolidating models. They just had too many options.