published Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Video: All-new Chattanooga-made Passat unveiled by Volkswagen

  • All-new Chattanooga-made Passat unveiled by Volkswagen
    Watch a view of the the all-new Passat that Volkswagen unveiled in Detroit on Sunday.
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Patrick Smith is the videographer for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. He is a graduate of Western Kentucky University’s photojournalism program. He has split his time between shooting still photos and video for the newspaper’s website since 2007. A native of Bloomington, Ill., Patrick completed internships with the U.S. Army Public Affairs Office and the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Since joining the Times Free Press, Patrick has been honored with several awards, including first place ...

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taxpayer said...

"Let's build a completely new car in the USA and for the USA market,then we'll name it after an old model ( that never sold well in the USA ) and we'll gain market share."

What a colossal blunder! VW do you not have a Marketing department? Why not pick a new name that sounds like it made in the USA? "Liberty" would do.

Style wise, the Pi$$ant looks like a 1997 Nissan Altima or any of several Toyota models. With all the hype and bluster of the unveiling I thought VW would have done much better.

January 11, 2011 at 4 p.m.
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