published Thursday, September 8th, 2011

10,000th VW Passat rolls off the line today

Volkswagen employees pose in this file photo.
Volkswagen employees pose in this file photo.
Follow us on Twitter for the latest breaking news

The 10,000th VW Passat produced at the Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga plant rolled off the assembly line today.

The vehicle -- a white TDI clean diesel with a premium chrome package -- is among thousands of Volkswagen Passats being shipped to dealers this month in preparation for car sales to begin within the next couple of weeks.

“A lot of hard work has gone into this milestone, and I’m very proud of our team for reaching the 10,000 cars produced mark while maintaining high quality,” said Frank Fischer, CEO and Chair of Volkswagen Chattanooga. “The ramp-up process is on target for market introduction and our team is really hitting its stride.”

The Passat has just earned the coveted Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK rating for 2011, the highest possible from the non-profit safety research organization, Fischer said.

The Volkswagen Chattanooga team celebrated building the first customer car on April 18 and the plant officially opened on May 24, 2011.

The 10,000 cars made at the Chattanooga factory so far include pre-series cars, technical training cars, dealer experience cars and customer cars.

Connect with the Times Free Press on Facebook

about Staff Report...

Get breaking news from the Times Free Press on Twitter at www.twitter.com/timesfreepress or by visiting us on Facebook or Twitter at the right:

1
Comments do not represent the opinions of the Chattanooga Times Free Press, nor does it review every comment. Profanities, slurs and libelous remarks are prohibited. For more information you can view our Terms & Conditions and/or Ethics policy.
ckit1477 said...

could it be on the recalls they made from the fuel system onto the oil pan. they have been technically mistaken on some of the recalls but it it solve now.

November 12, 2011 at 1:19 a.m.
please login to post a comment

Other National Articles

videos »         

photos »         

e-edition »

advertisement
advertisement

Find a Business

400 East 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403
General Information (423) 756-6900
Copyright, Permissions, Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, Ethics policy - Copyright ©2014, Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
This document may not be reprinted without the express written permission of Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc.