published Monday, August 27th, 2012

VW Passat in top 3 in quality rankings

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Volkswagen’s Chattanooga-made 2012 Passat finished No. 3 among midsize sedans in a new ranking of total quality.

Strategic Vision, a San Diego-based research group, put the Chevrolet Volt at the top of the list of midsize cars followed by the Subaru Legacy. The Nissan Altima was tied for 9th along with the Ford Fusion.

VW was No. 1 among all automakers in the study that measured how a model anticipates what customers want. The VW Golf, Eos and Tiquan topped their respective categories along with the Audi A4 and A8 sedans, according to Strategic Vision’s Total Quality Index.

Ford Motor Co. finished second overall among carmakers.

For full story, see Tuesday’s Times Free Press.

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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