Chattanoogan Ellen Hays said Monday that three years ago she watched as Volkswagen officials announced they'd selected the city for its newest auto assembly plant. "I said, 'That's my next car,'" she recalled.

A Chattanooga woman today became the first motorist in the Chattanooga area to drive away with a new Chattanooga-made Passat.

Suzuki Motor Corp. said Monday it will abort its alliance with Volkswagen AG following a nearly two-year marriage that never worked.

For many years, Volkswagen AG attracted a small core of loyal customers in North America and didn’t seem to care much what anyone else thought of its cars.

  • Sept. 11th, 2011  |
  • By By Christine Tierney/The Detroit News
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The Chattanooga-made Volkswagen Passat topped competitors Honda Accord and Hyundai Sonata in a recent head-to-head test by Car and Driver.

Volkswagen has started shipping dealers about 350 new Passats a day from its Chattanooga assembly plant in preparation for the car's market launch in just a few weeks.

Volkswagen said Tuesday that its Chattanooga plant’s quality management system has been independently audited and confirmed as conforming with the requirements of the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) 9001:2008.

Completion next month of the novel pedestrian bridge at the Volkswagen auto assembly plant will mark a milestone as the last major construction work at the factory site.

An auto website says Volkswagen is planning a major expansion for its Chattanooga plant that could add production space for a new VW crossover and ultimately for Audi and Porsche vehicles.

Volkswagen's Chattanooga-made Passat is expected to be sold not just in North America but in Korea and possibly the Middle East.

Volkswagen's big, signature pedestrian bridge that will link the plant's training center with the main production site is a key symbol for the automaker's Chattanooga work force, an official says.

Workers today started placing the big structural steel segments for the key pedestrian bridge at Volkswagen’s auto assembly plant in Chattanooga.

The Volkswagen brand's January worldwide sales grew by 16.5 percent compared to a year ago, the company reported Wednesday.

A Chattanooga Volkswagen dealer says the highly rated Super Bowl ad for the all-new Passat is a good start to the car's launch and he wishes he already had vehicles to sell.

Volkswagen's Super Bowl ad introducing the Chattanooga-made, all-new Passat to Americans is a hit even before the big game.

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