Chattanooga-made Volkswagen Passat named's best of 2012

Chattanooga-made Volkswagen Passat named's best of 2012

January 11th, 2012 by Mike Pare in Local - Breaking News

A new Volkswagen Passat sits on display on the deck of the Hunter Museum of Art in Chattanooga during a Volkswagen dinner and reception for international media in this file photo.

Photo by Jenna Walker /Times Free Press.

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

"The completely redesigned Volkswagen Passat shook up the extremely competitive family sedan category in 2012," said Patrick Olsen, editor-in-chief. "The Passat's ability to take on these long-standing family sedan leaders along with its great price and standard features makes the Passat our best car for 2012."

Six vehicles were nominated for the "Best of 2012" award. They were the Audi A7, Hyundai Accent, Hyundai Veloster, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, Subaru Impreza and the Passat.

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