published Monday, January 9th, 2012

VW offers two new green cars

Press members crowd the VW booth to see a new hybrid Volkswagen Jetta.
Press members crowd the VW booth to see a new hybrid Volkswagen Jetta.
Photo by Dan Henry.

DETROIT -- Volkswagen today offered up two new green cars to go along with its Chattanooga-made diesel-powered Passat.

A new Jetta hybrid and a concept E-Bugster, an electric based on the Beetle, made their world debut at the North American International Auto Show.

“We’ll continue our product offensive,” said Martin Winterkorn, VW’s chief executive, as the German automaker tries to about triple sales in the United States to 1 million vehicles by 2018.

The two new vehicles, which won’t be made in Chattanooga, were driven onto the VW stage with the diesel Passat TDI and are designed to help the carmaker again become a top player in the U.S., officials said.

Contact Mike Pare at mpare@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6318.

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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eurekbennison said...

The renowned great cars are basically of distinctive structure. Nothing to question about the performance as well especially teh E bugster. On the other hand, Jetta has been out for several series as well. As one of the Veteran auto makers in the world, Volkswagen has basically reaching its peak of success when it comes to sales as well as reputation to the public. On top of this, their replacement auto parts has been also a trend in today's generation. They not just earn money from it but they also bring satisfaction to people. These replacement parts include the most used ones such as bumper cover, suspension parts and engine parts.

February 9, 2012 at 6:52 p.m.
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