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.
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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 ...