Passat sales sped ahead last month with the Chattanooga-made sedan helping Volkswagen book its best December in the United States in nearly 40 years.

Volkswagen’s Chattanooga auto assembly plant is the first factory in the U.S. to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification, officials said today.

An Erlanger subsidiary will build a $2.6 million day care facility for use by Volkswagen employees and people who live in the area around the plant.

A German newspaper today reported that Volkswagen is making plans to bolster production at its Chattanooga plant with a new sport utility vehicle.

Sales for Volkswagen's Passat last month in the United States were the highest in nearly six years for the midsize sedan, according to the German automaker.

Volkswagen of America on Tuesday reported that sales climbed 39.6 percent in October over a year ago, with deliveries of the Chattanooga-made Passat to dealers surpassing 5,000 in the month.

Volkswagen of America today reported that sales climbed 39.6 percent in October over a year ago, with Chattanooga-made Passat sales surpassing 5,000 in the month.

Volkswagen Group today reported that third quarter profit jumped over last year, and it forecast an improvement on its full-year figures aided by higher sales in North America.

Volkswagen AG, growing in emerging markets and the United States with the help of its new Chattanooga plant, will probably become the world’s No. 1 carmaker this year, according to Bloomberg News.

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Volkswagen's assembly plant project has burned through nearly all of the public funding pledged to it three years ago as a part of the incentive package to lure the automaker to Chattanooga.

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said in Chattanooga on Monday he sees "tremendous opportunity" regarding future additions by Volkswagen in the city.

Village Volkswagen's general manager said Monday he's begging the automaker's regional sales office for more Chattanooga-made Passats.

Volkswagen of America today reported it sold more than 3,100 Chattanooga-made Passats in September as the automaker ramps up its launch of the all-new midsize sedan.

Pointing to possible expansion of Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant, the automaker's U.S. transportation manager said its key rail loading facility at the site is ready to grow with the factory.

Volkswagen's top managers globally are slated to be in Chattanooga today and Friday for a high-level strategy session and to check out the German automaker's newest assembly plant.

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