Chattanooga VW plant makes 50,000th Passat

photo Volkswagen has made its 50,000th Passat at the company's Chattanooga plant.

Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant has assembled of its 50,000th Passat, an official said today.

"An incredible amount of care goes into each vehicle we produce in Chattanooga," said Frank Fischer, chief executive of VW's Chattanooga operations, in a press release. "Producing 50,000 cars at this level of quality is a huge accomplishment for our team."

The 50,000th vehicle was a fully-loaded white 2.5 liter, 170 horsepower Passat SE, according to the automaker.

To reach that mark, VW included pre-series, technical training and dealer experience cars as well as Passats made for customers.

The plant completed its first customer car last April 18.