Volkswagen could barely sell one generation of the Passat here in the United States, but over in China, VW is selling no less than 4 different Passats, from the mid-1990’s B5 chassis car to the all-new, “Made for America” Passat that will be sold here.
The New Passat, as the current car is dubbed, will signal an upmarket shift for the Passat in China, where it has traditionally been a more mainstream product. The new car will cost between $33,000 and $47,000.
A long-wheelbase variant of the previous generation B7 Passat will also be offered for Chinese customers who seem to favor mid-size luxury sedans with some extra rear legroom. The now antiquated B6 and B5 Passats will continue to be sold, ostensibly as downmarket sedans, as the Passat Magotan and Passat Lingyu, with the B2 Passat from the mid 1980s is still sold as the wildly popular Santana.
[Source: The Truth About Cars]