published Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Chattanooga-made Passat U.S. sales top 100,000

The Volkswagen Passat began production in Chattanooga in 2011.
The Volkswagen Passat began production in Chattanooga in 2011.
Photo by Dan Henry.

Sales of the Chattanooga-made Passat have surpassed the 100,000 mark for the year, officials said today.

The midsize sedan had its best November sales mark ever with 10,544 units sold, said Jonathan Browning, chief executive of Volkswagen Group of America. Year-to-date sales for Passat are 102,561.

Overall, VW’s total U.S. sales climbed 29.3 percent in November over a year ago, the company said.

For the year, VW sales are 35 percent above the same period in 2011, according to VW.

Browning said year-to-date sales of 394,128 are more than 100,000 units above last year.

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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