published Friday, March 11th, 2011

Lamar Alexander calls VW plant “engineering marvel,” likes drive and room of new Passat

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.

See tomorrow’s Times Free Press for complete coverage.

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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When we can get the jobs in Chattanooga that is when it will look good to me.

March 11, 2011 at 5:39 p.m.
Facts said...

"It's roomy. It looks good." The reason he bought a Leaf.

March 11, 2011 at 6:19 p.m.
carlosshane1477 said...

There are few Volkswagen repair that can lower the fuel consumption of there cars. For better engine performance and fuel consumptions.

September 29, 2011 at 10:46 p.m.
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