The Chattanooga-made Volkswagen Passat was named today as Motor Trend’s Car of the Year.
The all-new Passat was picked at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
The Passat and 34 other vehicles were among the vehicles identified by the magazine as contenders for the top spot.
The other vehicles included compact sedans, two full electrics, three hybrids along with several midsize sedans.
Motor Trend has called 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.
The Passat TDI, a diesel version also produced in Chattanooga, is one of the finalists for the Green Car of the Year Award.
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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 ...