Production of the third generation Passat Saloon (sedan) started in December 1987 retaining its position as one of the world's most popular family cars. This was the first Passat to be built on a Volkswagen designed platform and was based on the Golf, but stretched in all directions. It used more efficient fuel injected 1.8 and 2-litre petrol engines and the new 2.8-litre VR6 was introduced in 1991. The 5,000,000 Passat was produced in June 1990.
CL, GL, GLS, GLX
Front-wheel drive/ 4MOTION four-wheel drive