VW Passat Variant: Cult station wagon attacks BMW and Mercedes.. As of: April 2, 2024, 5:59 p.m By: Rudolf Bögel CommentsPressSplit But is the station wagon up to the task? Shortly before it is retired as a combustion engine, the new VW Passat revs up again.

It's 50 years old, eight generations have rolled off the assembly line so far - and with 34 million copies sold, it's fair to say that it's grown up.