Volkswagen Chattanooga Builds 250,000th Passat Sedan
CHATTANOOGA, TN -- (Marketwired) -- 05/23/13 -- Volkswagen
Chattanooga announced today that its workforce has produced the
250,000th Passat midsized sedan.
The car, produced in Volkswagen's LEED Platinum-certified factory, is
Night Blue with black leather interior. It is powered by Volkswagen's
high-mileage TDI clean-diesel engine and features navigation, a
sunroof and 18-inch alloy wheels. It also offers the amazing sonic
experience provided by the Volkswagen Fender premium audio system.
"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 Volkswagen Chattanooga team 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.
About Volkswagen Chattanooga
Volkswagen has invested $1 billion in the local economy for the
Chattanooga plant and has created more than 5,000 jobs in the region.
According to independent studies, the Volkswagen plant is expected to
generate $12 billion in income growth and an additional 9,500 jobs
related to its investment. The Chattanooga manufacturing facility
builds the Passat Sedan, specifically designed for the North American
market and winner of the Motor Trend magazine 2012 Car of the Year
award. In 2012, it produced more than 152,400 Volkswagen Passats.
Volkswagen Chattanooga is the first and still only car factory
worldwide with a LEED Platinum certification. It is also certified
according to ISO 9001 for its quality management system, according to
ISO 14001 for its environmental management system and according to
ISO 50001 for its energy management system.
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