Volkswagen

Volkswagen of America said today that its Chattanooga facility will host five concerts by the Chattanooga Symphony and Orchestra, starting in September.

NASHVILLE — Volkswagen Chattanooga’s security chief today told senators the company is “very concerned” with National Rifle Association-drafted legislation that lets gun owners store guns in their locked vehicles on employers’ parking lot despite companies’ wishes.

A Volkswagen official said Monday the automaker is bringing in experts to see if Passats awaiting shipment from its Chattanooga assembly plant were damaged by hail.

Volkswagen’s Chattanooga auto assembly plant is pressed to keep up with demand for the company’s fuel-sipping diesel version of its new Passat sedan, officials said Thursday.

Volkswagen of America reported today that sales soared 42.5 percent in February over the same month a year ago led by its compact Jetta and Chattanooga-made Passat.

Volkswagen plans to build a new parts warehouse related to the Chattanooga-made Passat in Roane County, Tenn., an official said today.

Volkswagen is taking applications for its Automotive Mechatronics Program training class for 2012.

Recalling the hail produced by some of last spring’s violent storms, Volkswagen is spending about $5 million on a massive net to protect part of its car-loading yard at its Chattanooga plant.

Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant has assembled of its 50,000th Passat, an official said today.

Volkswagen's "Dog Strikes Back" was rated the favorite commercial during Super Bowl on Sunday, according to Adbowl, an ad ranking website for consumers.

Volkswagen of America today reported that sales last month climbed 47.9 percent as the German automaker with a plant in Chattanooga had its best January since 1974.

Volkswagen plans to create 200 new jobs at its Chattanooga plant as it bolsters production from 31 to 35 cars per hour, according to the automaker.

Ten new Chattanooga-made Volkswagen Passats were damaged Saturday when the Norfolk Southern rail car in which they were being carried derailed and fell on its side.

Volkswagen’s Chattanooga-made Passat has been named Cars.com's "Best of 2012," the online automotive site announced during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

DETROIT -- Volkswagen chief executive Martin Winterkorn said Monday the Chattanooga-produced Passat is on its way to becoming "a real blockbuster."

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