published Thursday, May 26th, 2011

VW prices new Passat

Passats line a lot at the Volkswagen plant.
Staff Photo by Angela Lewis/Chattanooga Times Free Press
Passats line a lot at the Volkswagen plant. Staff Photo by Angela Lewis/Chattanooga Times Free Press

Buyers of Volkswagen’s Chattanooga-made Passat will see prices starting at $19,995 for the base model running to $32,950 for the top-of-the-line model.

The base model with a 2.5 liter engine and manual transmission and 170 horsepower has a starting price of $19,995, according to the company.

The 2.0 liter engine TDI clean diesel model offers three trim levels and starts at $25,995, the company said.

The Passat TDI is the only clean diesel option in the midsize segment is expected to deliver 43 miles per gallon on the highway with a range of nearly 800 miles.

For full story, see Friday’s Times Free Press

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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cornmeal said...

The clean diesel TDI model sounds very interesting!!!

May 26, 2011 at 3:15 p.m.
infocat13 said...

What we want off course is a TDI clean diesel that is also a hybrid electric engine with a plug in feature. power would be from TVA nuclear from your garage over night,drive to work on the electrical engine.The Diesel engine would be for highway driving out of town.

May 26, 2011 at 4:34 p.m.
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