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Volkswagen announced today it has produced its 250,000th Passat midsize sedan at its Chattanooga assembly plant.
The car, produced in Volkswagen's factory in the Enterprise South Industrial Park, is one powered by Volkswagen's TDI clean-diesel engine and features navigation, a sunroof and 18-inch alloy wheels.
"Two years ago our team members had just learned to build cars," said Frank Fischer, CEO and Chairman of Volkswagen Chattanooga. "Today we celebrate a quarter of a million Volkswagen Passats from Chattanooga. I am very proud of this team."
The Volkswagen Chattanooga team celebrated completion of the first customer car on April 18, 2011, and the 100,000th on May 31, 2012. The 250,000 milestone sedan was celebrated with the nearly 2,700 team members during a meeting this week.