Chattanooga Volkswagen employees celebrate Passat's Car of the Year win

Chattanooga Volkswagen employees celebrate Passat's Car of the Year win

November 18th, 2011 by Mike Pare in Local - Breaking News

Jonathan Browning, president and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, left, and Frank Fisher, who heads the Chattanooga Volkswagen plant, stand with the Passat, which was awarded the 2012 Car of the Year by Motor Trend magazine.

Photo by Associated Press/Times Free Press.

Volkswagen and Motor Trend editor-in-chief today unveiled the magazine's Car of the Year award, which the Chattanooga-made Passat won earlier this week.

The award was unveiled to the cheers and applause of about 1,000 Volkswagen employees at the company's Chattanooga assembly plant.

Angus MacKenzie, Motor Trend's editor-in-chief, said that winning the award is "a remarkable achievement" by a new factory.

"Building a car is an extremely complicated process," he said. "This award is your award."

In addition, VW officials announced plans for new daycare facilities for the children of plant workers. The new facility will be located at Erlanger's Volkswagen Drive location.

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