I'm from Passat Club of Xcar.com.cn, China
We guys boost our passat a lotThere are Passats everywhere here. IIRC, it's the second best-selling sedan behind the Accord. In the same price range, we also get locally-made Camry, Mazda6, Mondeo, Nissan Teana, Toyota Reiz (aka Mark X), Regal, LaCrosse, Hyundai NF, Roewe 750, Epica and Galant.
The majority of Passats are used as a business/company car and very very few are modded.