The Mk IV Passat started production in 1993. This was not a new model but a very heavily facelifted version of the Mk III. It had revised external body panels, except for the roof, and re-introduced a front grille. It raised safety standards by incorporating passive safety measures such as dual front air bags, side protection beams and reinforced sills and cross-members. The first 1.9-litre turbo diesel with direct injection was also an option for Passat, featuring high fuel efficiency and performance.
L, CL, GL, GT, GT VR6
Front-wheel drive/ 4MOTION four-wheel drive