A Chattanooga woman today became the first motorist in the Chattanooga area to drive away with a new Chattanooga-made Passat.
Ellen Hays, who lives in downtown Chattanooga, picked up a black Passat from Village Volkswagen of Chattanooga this morning.
The first Passat was sold to a San Jose car buyer last week.
The Chattanooga plant is slated to produce 150,000 vehicles a year.
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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 ...