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VW Passat named European Car of the Year

March 2, 2015 17:28 CET

The Volkswagen Passat is Europe's 2015 Car of the Year, marking the third time in six years that VW has won the title. The Passat beat its nearest competitor, the Citroen C4 Cactus, by nearly 100 points. The Mercedes C class finished third in the voting....
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BLOG: Did VW pick the wrong U.S. state to build the Passat?

5:48 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2015

Kentucky Gov. Steven Beshear has a message for any German carmaker or supplier considering expanding into the South: Labor unions are welcome, at least in his state....
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VW Passat tackles trailer troubles

Jan. 15, 2015 06:01 CET

Volkswagen has made a big effort to ensure its latest Passat remains Europe’s best-selling midsize car, including adding a feature that can back the car and a trailer autonomously into a parking space....
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VW brand suffers biggest drop in car sales this year

Dec. 8, 2014 17:41 CET

Sales of Volkswagen's core passenger-car brand fell 4 percent in November, the biggest monthly drop this year, as demand contracted in eastern Europe and Latin America and VW switched to a new-generation Passat....
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2014 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Ford Mondeo gets power boost to better battle Passat

Sept. 25, 2014 12:15 CET

The new Ford Mondeo will get more powerful engines, a more diverse powertrain lineup and more advanced features to better compete against the VW Passat in Europe's midsize segment....
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New Passat for Europe teases next American design

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014

The redesigned 2015 Volkswagen Passat for Europe features restyled sheet metal that is expected to preview design touches on U.S.-bound models....
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VW's new Passat to get fleet sales boost from euro zone's brighter outlook

July 4, 2014 09:52 CET

The new VW Passat is expected to get a sales boost as companies in Europe take advantage of a brightening economic outlook to resume investing in their fleets....
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VW takes Passat upscale to escape mid-market struggles

July 2, 2014 10:45 CET

Volkswagen is moving its new Passat upscale in Europe in a move aimed at lifting the model clear of a struggling market for mid-priced cars without alienating core family customers....
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VW promises lighter, more fuel-efficient Passat

May 29, 2014 06:01 CET

VW says its new Passat will be be lighter, more fuel efficient and roomier than the current model. The eighth generation of Europe's top-selling mid-sized vehicle will debut at the Paris auto show in October....
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