VOLKSWAGEN CHATTANOOGA BUILDS 250,000TH PASSAT SEDAN
BY GERRY MILES
The folks at the VW Chattanooga assembly plant recently celebrated a milestone: producing the 250,000th Passat midsized sedan.
The Nigh Blue Passat has black leather interior and is powered by a TDI clean-diesel engine. It boasts a Nav system, sunroof, premium Fender audio system and 18-inch alloy wheels.
“Two years ago our team members had just learned to build cars,” said Frank Fischer, CEO and Chairman of Volkswagen Chattanooga. “Today we celebrate a quarter of a million Volkswagen Passats from Chattanooga. I am very proud of this team.”
The Chattanooga team completed its first car. celebrated completion of the first customer car on April 18, 2011, and the 100,000th on May 31, 2012. The 250,000 milestone sedan was celebrated with the nearly 2,700 team members during a meeting this week.