U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., today toured Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant, calling it “an engineering marvel.”
The Tennessee senator also drove a black, all-new Passat around the plant campus. He called the new mid-size sedan “fun to drive.
“It’s roomy,” he said. “It looks good.”
Alexander said that with fuel prices escalating American motorists will be drawn to the Passat, which Volkswagen maintains can get up to 43 miles per gallon with its clean diesel engine.
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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 ...