published Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Chattanooga: VW to mark car milestone

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    A sign at the entrance to the Chattanooga Volkswagen assembly plant is seen against the backdrop of the VW supplier park at Enterprise South industrial park.
    Photo by John Rawlston /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant will mark a milestone Friday related to the production of its 2012 Passat.

The automaker plans to have a ceremony Friday afternoon featuring its employee work force, management and “a special guest” whom it would not identify.

VW officials have said over the past several months that they were ramping up to produce the first customer car.

The $1 billion plant is assembling an all-new Passat that is to go on sale in late summer.

Follow live coverage of the event tomorrow at 2 p.m. at

about Mike Pare...

Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...

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chrishillesland said...

I'm really excited seeing this new Volkswagen model. It seems that VW selected a place where they can manufacture quality car parts such as brake dust shields, alternator, muffler, throttlebody, etc.

July 6, 2011 at 12:57 a.m.
J3rrYcid said...

When VW invests so much into a plant to build car parts and put together their new car, you know it is going to be quite a hit with consumers. They seldom disappoint with their cars, and the VW brand has also come to signify quality cars. Thomas -

August 27, 2012 at 11:31 p.m.
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