Dozens of new Passats made at the Chattanooga Volkswagen assembly plant are seen parked outside the plant recently. Staff photo by John Rawlston/Chattanooga Times Free Press
Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant has gone from assembling test cars to making 2012 Passats that dealers will be able to show to buyers as production of customer vehicles is about to ramp up.
Guenther Scherelis, general manager of communication for VW in Chattanooga, said plans are to make several thousand of the vehicles. The cars are expected to be delivered to dealers, which will be able to let potential buyers drive, he said.
But, Passats aren’t expected to go on sale until the third quarter.
See full story in Saturday’s Times Free Press.
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 ...