HAMBURG -- Volkswagen will start deliveries of the next-generation Passat midsize car in September, with the related Skoda Superb following at the end of the year, VW brand head Thomas Schaefer said.
The Passat and Superb will be built together at parent VW Group’s plant in Bratislava, Slovakia, after the company decided move production of the Passat from its factory in Emden, Germany, and the Superb from Skoda’s plant in Kvasiny, Czech Republic.
VW will only produce a wagon version of the Passat, dropping the sedan, while Skoda will produce both wagon and hatchback versions of the Superb, Schaefer said on the sidelines of the reveal of the VW ID2all concept.
The Passat was Europe’s best-selling midsize car last year with a volume of 66,621, although that figure was 20 percent less than in 2021, according to figures from market researcher Dataforce. The Superb was second with 45,042.