I want to order a new Passat, but should I wait for the next generation?

We have been looking at buying a new VW Passat Estate but there is currently a 40 week wait for a new factory order and we aren't in a hurry.

However by all accounts there is an all new Passat coming end of 2023. So we don't like the idea of committing to waiting for the old model, as by the time it's ready to be delivered the new model will be available. We are aware there could be a similar wait, and it will probably be more expensive, and less of a deal to be had, but unsure what to do, so any advice greatly appreciated.

Asked on 26 June 2023 by beardylondon

Answered by David Ross
Volkswagen is yet to announce a new Passat, but it is anticipated that a new generation will arrive in September of this year.

As you say, a new model will likely be more expensive than the current generation you have on order and will also have quite a long lead time, so there will be a delay.

Ultimately it is your decision about how long you want to wait and the cost involved. You may be able to get a better deal on the current generation car once the next generation Passat has been announced and dealers are trying to sell off existing stock.
Similar questions
I have signed a contract for an audi A1 with a verbal agreement for it to be delivered in one week, we are now in our third week and still no confirmed delivery date. I parted with £500 to make the ...
Back in March this year I placed an order for a Mazda 6 with a specification that meant that the car would have to be built. At that time a 4 month lead time was mentioned. This has subsequently become...
I have ordered an Alfa Romeo Giulietta from NHS fleet solutions, with the order being placed on 21st April. I have contacted them to firm up a delivery date and I have been told it's slipped back to...
Related models
Neat styling inside and out, fine quality, strong performance even from the entry-level engines, spacious interior and capacious boot for a saloon.

Value my car

Save £75 on Warranty using code HJ75

with MotorEasy

Get a warranty quote

Save 12% on GAP Insurance

Use HJ21 to save on an ALA policy

See offer