published Monday, October 3rd, 2011

VW sells over 3,100 Passats in first month

A new Volkswagen Passat sits on display on the deck of the Hunter Museum of Art in Chattanooga during a Volkswagen dinner and reception for international media in this file photo.
A new Volkswagen Passat sits on display on the deck of the Hunter Museum of Art in Chattanooga during a Volkswagen dinner and reception for international media in this file photo.
Photo by Jenna Walker.
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Volkswagen of America today reported it sold more than 3,100 Chattanooga-made Passats in September as the automaker ramps up its launch of the all-new midsize sedan.

The introduction of the redesigned Passat and Beetle, along with strong Jetta deliveries, help drive up Volkswagen sales 35.6 percent in the month over a year ago, according to VW.

"We are continuing to see consumer interest in our German engineered vehicles grow as we launched the all-new Passat and Beetle in September," said Jonathan Browning, VW of America’s chief executive.

Jetta sales rose 55.4 percent in the month to 13,128 units, the car maker reported.

See more on auto sales in Tuesday’s Times Free Press.

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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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LarryPage said...

I really like the Volkswagen Passat. VW really did a good job building that car. A car this expensive should be really taken cared of. I would buy a good Tonneau Covers for this for its protection.

December 8, 2011 at 12:46 a.m.
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