Volkswagen‘s Passat will disappear after the 2010 model year to make way for the upcoming New Midsize Sedan (NMS) that is positioned against the Toyota Camry rather than continue with the Passat’s European-derived engineering.
The Passat always developed a cult following among a certain group of buyers,, but never developed widespread acceptance among mid-size buyers. Rather than keep it, Volkswagen decided to stop importing it, as they felt that the Jetta and NMS covered all the bases.
The NMS will debut at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show with sales starting early in the 2011 calender year.
[Source: LeftLane News]