published Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Chattanooga-made VW Passat has best August ever

VW Passatt
VW Passatt

Sales of Volkswagen’s Tennessee-made Passat sedan hit 10,900 in August, setting a new record for the month, VW of America reported today.

Overall VW sales for August rose 62.5 percent as the company posted its best August in the United States since 1973 with 41,011 units sold.

“We’ve got the right product mix,” said Frank Trivieri, vice president of sales for Volkswagen of America.

VW also reported that the Chattanooga-made Passat sales for the year so far hit a best-ever mark of 74,162.

The Tiguan sold 2,746 units, the best August ever for the vehicle, while the Volkswagen Touareg sold 1,030 units, a 77.3 percent increase.

See more auto sales coverage in Wednesday’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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