New VW Passats Coming Soon To A Newsstand Near You

Volkswagen, a Gray customer, hosted its media launch of the brand-new Passat.

Volkswagen, a Gray customer, hosted its media launch of the brand-new Passat last week. Consumers will be introduced to the car this summer through reports in car magazines and on automotive websites.

 

Check out these interesting facts from a recent MSNBC article regarding the media launch:

 

    • The diesel-powered TDI version of the Passat gets 43 miles per gallon of fuel in highway driving and has a cruising range of almost 800 miles. You could fill up in Chattanooga and drive to Miami on a single tank.

 

    • The assembly line at the VW Chattanooga plant is now turning out about 60 Passats a day. That number is expected to rise to 233 daily by the end of June.

 

    • As a quality-control measure, the Passat assembly line shuts down if robots detect body-panel assembly is off by more than 1.2 millimeters, about the thickness of a dime.

 

    • The larger, American-made Passat will not be sold in Europe, where company officials believe it would be considered too big for popular tastes.

 

 

Chattanooga Passat

Chattanooga Passat shown at the New York Auto Show

 

    June 09, 2011

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