Sunday, January 9, 2011

2012 VW Passat From Tennessee in Mid-August In $20K Range

The all-new 2012 Volkswagen Passat made in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is larger (191.7 inches) and will launch in mid-August in the $20,000 price range to boost U.S. sales. The exact price will be announced in March. There are 3 engine options: a 5 cylinder expected to get 31mpg, a diesel at 43mpg and a 6 cylinder at 28mpg. Plans are to produce about a million over the next 7 years. VW's goal is to triple current annual volume to 800,000 by 2018.