Volkswagen ramps up Passat production

Volkswagen ramps up Passat production

July 6th, 2011 by Mike Pare in Local - Breaking News

Passats wait in line at the $1 billion Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga. Staff Photo by Angela Lewis/Chattanooga Times Free Press

Volkswagen officials said today that the increase in Passat production is ongoing, as the Chattanooga plant assembled a new high of 140 cars in one day, last Friday.

Frank Fischer, chief executive of Volkswagen's Chattanooga operations, said the gearing up of production is "quite challenging."

He said plans are to push production levels to 460 cars per day in the fourth quarter of 2011.

"There's room for more," he said.

See Thursday's Times Free Press for the full story.