Volkswagen is saying goodbye to the Passat in the U.S., since the 2022 model year will be the last year that the Passat will be sold here. To celebrate the end of the Passat, VW has unveiled the 2022 Passat Limited Edition.
“We’ve sold some version of the Passat for nearly 50 years, and the Passat launched our relationship with Chattanooga, which supports thousands of jobs,” said Scott Keogh, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
The Passat Limited Edition will be available in four unique color combinations, with the number of each combination paying homage to an aspect of the Passat’s past. Aurora Red Metallic models with Titan Black interior will number 411 units, representing the original vehicle production code. Racing Green Metallic models with Mauro Brown interior will be number 423, for the Chattanooga, TN area code, and Pure White models with Mauro Brown interior will number 524 units, signifying the opening date of the Chattanooga Plant on May 24, 2011. Lastly, 615 Platinum Grey Metallic models with Titan Black interior will be built, signifying six generations of imported Passats, one generation assembled in Chattanooga, and five decades of U.S. sales.
In total only 1,973 Limited Edition models will be built.
The Limited Edition gets fifteen-spoke 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels, black mirror caps, LED headlights and an Easy Open trunk.
Inside, Limited Edition models get unique seat tags featuring “1 of 1973” on one side and “Chattanooga 2011” on the other. A special mat adorns the cupholders, with aerial maps of the city and an aerial line drawing of the Chattanooga factory. Limited Edition models also get comfort sport seats with perforated Vienna leather seating surfaces, driver seat memory, power passenger seat, heated front and rear seats, Discover Media infotainment with navigation, Fender Premium Audio, Park Assist with front and rear Park Distance Control and Light Assist.
The 2022 VW Passat Limited Edition starts at $31,290, including destination.