The fifth generation of the Passat saloon with a rounded roof line goes into production in Emden. The Mosel plant follows suit in October. The Passat estate, in which Volkswagen introduces the newly developed 2.3-litre VR5 engine with 150 hp, follows in March 1997.
E, S, Sport, SE, V5, V6
Front-wheel drive/ 4MOTION four-wheel drive
Audi A4/ Skoda Superb
Emden, Germany; Mosel Germany