June 4, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
A silver white Volkswagen Passat GL Wagon, Spotted in China in the great city of Shanghai by Reader Antoine Chalendard, thank you for the pictures! The wagon appeared to be abandoned but it doesn’t seem to be in a very bad shape. Diplomatic plates mean that the vehicle belongs to a consulate.
March 1, 2016 by Joey Wang
A fine Volkswagen Passat sedan, Spotted in China in the far east of the capital. The old ‘Wagen was dusty and dirty, on an admittingly dirty day, but otherwise in a good shape and still in use as a daily driver. The left front light has gone to the yellow heaven and needs an urgent replacement because this looks ugly!
December 31, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter
Spectacular Spy Shots of the new Volkswagen Passat Flagship, and extra luxurious variant of the Passat for the Chinese market. ‘Flagship’ (Qijian) is a very common name for the top trim level in China, like ‘DeLuxe’ or ‘Prestige’. But it is very rare that the name is visible on the car, and this is the very first time an automaker uses the English translation. The badge is located on the front fender next to the door.
March 20, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
A repair gone wrong, or a factory worker drunk? This is the China-only & world-only Volkswagen Passta, seen in Beijing by my cousin HdF, who earlier found us a Blinged Maserati. A Volkswagen Passta could actually be a good sell in some markets, like Italy. In China it matters not, since nobody will notice something is wrong.
December 15, 2012 by Joey Wang
The facelifted Volkswagen Passat CC has been launched in the rest of world about six months ago, but the Chinese car market still has to do with the old one, made in China by the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture. But at least the facelifted CC is now on its way, it will hit the China auto market in June next year.
October 25, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
A fantastic matte black Volkswagen Passat R36 Wagon, sees by reader Chiprdan somewhere around Shanghai, thank you for the pic! Wrap continues over the mirrors and bumpers but the grille is tastefully kept in chrome for contrast. Volkswagen started importing the Passat R36 Wagon back in 2010 and much to everyone’s surprise, including Volkswagen’s, it became is great success, proving that Chinese car buyers do like wagons, as long as they are powerful, exclusive and expensive. Price of the R36 starts at a steep 492.000 yuan and ends at 528.000 yuan. The Volkswagen Passat R36 is powered by a 3.6 liter V6, good for 300 wild horses.
February 12, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
Pink cars are good and pink cars from China are even better, so today we proudly present a very pink Shanghai-Volkswagen Passat Hello Kitty edition. The once boring car was painted pink, no wrap here, and sexed up further with a load of extra chrome, most notable around the wheel arches and on the door handles. All very nice indeed, but the interior is even better:
November 17, 2011 by W.E. Ning
The Volkswagen Passat Wagon has been officially listed on the China car market. It is imported, price starts at 340.000 yuan and ends at 380.000 yuan. China will only get the 2.0 TSI. However, Volkswagen also sold the last-gen Passat Wagon R36 in China and with great success, if this new Passat gets a similar package it will likely come to the Chinese market yet again. Via: 163.com.
June 10, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
The new Volkswagen B7 Passat Variant has been spotted in China. The B7L sedan is made in China and will be listed as ‘Magotan‘. The Variant however will be imported just like the B6 Variant and keep the ‘Passat’-name. Engine at launch is the 2.0 TSI but more power will certainly follow because Volkswagen enjoyed an unexpected success with superfast B6 R36 in China. Via: Sina.com.
May 27, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
Seen at an police equipment exhibition in Beijing, the Volkswagen Passat R36 Wagon in police colors. Not an actual police car but one that Volkswagen hopes to sell to the Chinese police. Too expensive one might think, but they also use the Audi Q7, BMW 5 and Hummer H2.