• Dec 20, 2008
UPDATE: Thanks to commenters Mike, ebm14, and dosahut, all of whom explain that the verbiage in the post at VWvortex simply indicates the point at which the standard Passat sedan switches from an '08 to an '09, and the end of production for the model. So basically, the lineup stays as is with the two Passats and the CC. Or, put more plainly, never mind.

UPDATE 2: VW confirms that the Passat's back for '09. Nothing to see here. Move along...

When VW unveiled the Passat CC at Detroit last January, a lot of us wondered whether it ought to simply be theVWvortex forums has posted what's reportedly a list of product changes for the upcoming year. Most of them are completely mundane, but for the Passat sedan, the change listed says, "Updated End of Production Date - wk 51/08." We read that as being the 51st week of 2008, which is this coming week. Assuming it's all on the level (we've got an email in to VW for confirmation), come 2009, the Passat Wagon's counterpart in U.S. showrooms will be the CC. Makes sense to us. Thanks for the tip, Jay!




[Source: VWvortex]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      If you have to kill one, kill the CC.

      VW didn't offer Bluetooth on the Jetta until now? I didn't think there was a company out there that was behind even GM on rolling out Bluetooth.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It seems the CC is a four seater - specs out OK on paper, but not something that's going to be directly competitive with Fusion/Camray/Accord/et. al. So how soon before we see the real midsize replacement?
        • 6 Years Ago
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        • 6 Years Ago
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        • 6 Years Ago
        @mmstowes
        So I guess this is where people go when CarSpyShots.net tells them not to post on their forum...

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        • 6 Years Ago
        @mmstowes
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      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't get it... isn't the passat a very important model in VW range?? sounds a little bit too much of a rumor to me.

      • 6 Years Ago
      WTF? I think the CC and Sedan cater to different types of people, and they compete with each other in the same way Scirocco competes with Golf. So why are they not killing the Golf?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think this is an overreaction. This probably just means the current model year ends production then. The next model year probably begins production the following month or a month or two after.
      • 6 Years Ago
      None of you got it. That date just means that it is the end of the production for 2008. 2009 model year will begin after the new year. The e-mail was written by someone who doesn't like their job or has no idea what they are talking about.


        • 6 Years Ago
        Bingo. We have a winner. "Sedan only" - that only means that the Sedan's model year will be changing at the end of December, but the CC will change over at a different point (presumably because it is a newer design).
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      • 6 Years Ago
      SAD! The best car for the money, I really don't fit or climb in as well into the newer CC JETTA-yet it does look very much like SLK series only I fit better in the SLK! Still you have to lov VW, if your going to make a great car look like something, then make it look as good as M-B like VW did! Every other maker has been using the boring formless Camry/ LEXAS shape into a Hundya-Maliblu. U all know me as the Diesel the true hybrid believer. The New Jetta, has the finest diesel power plant. Preformance is better due to a perfected injector that operates in the high```PSI range, that could cut metal. Making the motor sound more like it's under gas power! GM if you'd make this car I'd buy it!
      • 6 Years Ago
      good.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Dude, is it your goal to just comment on every post?
        • 6 Years Ago
        I only commented 3 times today.....
        • 6 Years Ago
        I like cars, what can I say?
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is a stupid decision, unless this decision is taken for the U.S. market, because it's impossible this car being killed in Europe when it solds near 500,000 units a year!
      Why not just kill the Bettle and the Routan?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Well I sorta saw this one coming, assuming it's true.

      The price of entry for the 09 Passat is actually a couple grand HIGHER than the supposedly "premium" CC. Further, the 09s don't offer the VR6, while the CCs do.

      One problem though: Four seats in the CC ... and the Jetta is the largest car they sell with five.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Probably the Passat is competing with the A4. also I think they should just concentrate on making better Jettas rather than experimenting with Passat, Phaeton and other overly expensive Volkswagons. People who buy these things aren't buying them for luxury or bragging rights.
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