Please Tell Us Your City

Knowing your city will help us provide relevant content to you.

Sorry! No matching results found. Try again.Error Identifying Your Location.

Log in to CarWale

Please enter your password
Forgot password?
Please enter your registered email

Or Login with

Sign in with facebook
Sign In with google

Sign up to CarWale

Please enter your name
Please enter your mobile number
Please enter your password
Please enter your password

Volkswagen Passat gets the axe

December 24, 2013, 03:41 PM IST by Ranjan R. Bhat
Volkswagen Passat gets the axe

Volkswagen has stopped production of the Passat in India, according to a report by AutocarIndia. The decision was taken owing to the dismal sales figures of the D+ segment sedan in India. Its significant rival the Honda Accord was also discontinued just a few weeks ago.  

The Passat hasn’t been selling well for a while. Volkswagen managed to sell just 235 units of the luxury-sedan in the June-November period of 2013, with only July managing to show a triple-digit sales figure. No units have been sold in the past two months. In India, the Passat was offered with a 2.0 TDI engine and the price ranged from Rs 26 lakh for the base Trendline version to Rs 32 lakh for the top-of-the-line Highline version. Recent trends have shown that a customer having a budget of Rs 26-32 lakh now-a-days has a lot of options and usually ends up picking an SUV like the Audi Q3 S.

The Passat was launched in India back in 2010 and went up against the likes of Nissan Teana, Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata, Skoda Superb and the Honda Accord. In recent time, Indian customers haven’t been kind to any of these cars either, with just the Superb managing a decent sales figure in the segment. Honda also announced this week that it will be phasing out its luxury-sedan, the Accord.

Poor sales, increasing production costs coupled with decreasing margins, owing to the depreciating Rupee have led to carmakers into taking such decisions.  While introducing a price-hike can compensate for some cars, luxury-sedans are believed to be too big an investment to continue taking the risk.

Edit : VW India has issued an official statement confirming that the Passat is still on sale in India, and the 2014 model is expected sometime next year. 
Tags:Volkswagen,Volkswagen Passat,passat
Show CommentsHide Comments
  • Upcoming Cars

BMW New X5BMW New X5

16th May 2019

70L - ₹ 90L
Hyundai VenueHyundai Venue

21st May 2019

8L - ₹ 10L
Mahindra TUV300 FaceliftMahindra TUV300 Facelift

May 2019

8L - ₹ 12L
Mercedes-Benz GLE NewMercedes-Benz GLE New

May 2019

65L - ₹ 80L
Toyota GlanzaToyota Glanza

Jun 2019

6L - ₹ 9L
All Upcoming Cars
Ask the experts1800 2090 230Mon-Fri (8 AM - 9 PM)
Sat (9 AM - 5:30 PM)
Sun (9 AM - 7 PM)
Toll free

Select your city to avail offers

Currently available only in