Almost without notice the Volkswagen Passat turned out 40. The ambituous new B8 model shows up just in time for the birthday party. Stefan Anker and myself had a nice talk in preparation of his report for the german daily paper Die Welt.
The VW Van, Bulli for the Teutons, is just one more popular automobile myth. Or, as I said to Denise Juchem for Welt am Sonntag: "the baby boomer’s swan song". Her story was also published in the Hamburger Abendblatt – here for you to enjoy (in German).