published Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Passat eyed as 'car of the year'

A new Volkswagen Passat sits on display on the deck of the Hunter Museum of Art in Chattanooga during a Volkswagen dinner and reception for international media in this file photo.
A new Volkswagen Passat sits on display on the deck of the Hunter Museum of Art in Chattanooga during a Volkswagen dinner and reception for international media in this file photo.
Photo by Jenna Walker.

Volkswagen's Chattanooga-made Passat is expected today to be a top contender for Motor Trend's Car of the Year Award.

The Passat and 34 other vehicles were among the vehicles identified by the magazine Tuesday.

Motor Trend calls the Passat "Volkswagen's strongest entry to date in the midsize sedan segment" and cites the car's design specifically aimed at the American market.

Earlier, a Motor Trend car comparison put the Passat ahead of the new Toyota Camry and Hyundai Sonata.

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eurekbennison said...

Passat did a good thing especially in terms of sales. But speaking of the car performance, there is nothing to question about. it has been known the beetle belongs to VW but knowing that passat is there property as well would surely be a pleasure to people. But apart from the performance, the maintenance is easy to do as well especially these days with the help of replacement parts stores that offer and VW parts and accessories. These include engine parts, suspension parts, Fan clutch, repair kits etc.

March 26, 2012 at 9:50 p.m.
J3rrYcid said...

I am sure the award will go to a deserving car, though that definitely has a different definition in different parts of the world. I like the Passat, and hopefully more cars like this will be manufactured in the future.

Thomas - http://www.carid.com

April 26, 2012 at 5:39 a.m.
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