published Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Chattanooga VW plant makes 50,000th Passat

Volkswagen has made its 50,000th Passat at the company's Chattanooga plant.
Volkswagen has made its 50,000th Passat at the company's Chattanooga plant.
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Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant has assembled of its 50,000th Passat, an official said today.

“An incredible amount of care goes into each vehicle we produce in Chattanooga,” said Frank Fischer, chief executive of VW’s Chattanooga operations, in a press release. “Producing 50,000 cars at this level of quality is a huge accomplishment for our team.”

The 50,000th vehicle was a fully-loaded white 2.5 liter, 170 horsepower Passat SE, according to the automaker.

To reach that mark, VW included pre-series, technical training and dealer experience cars as well as Passats made for customers.

The plant completed its first customer car last April 18.

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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