Volkswagen has already a strong presence in the United States thanks to its wide range of models and to its factory dedicated to producing cars only for North American market.
Vokswagen Chattanooga is one of these factories, celebrating this days an important milestone for the German manufacturer on US soil. The US factory managed the completion of its 500,000th Passat.
The car, produced in the world’s first and only LEED Platinum certified factory, was a Candy White Limited Edition, with black interior, keyless access with pushbutton start, a rearview camera, heated seats, a 170 horsepower, 1.8 liter turbo engine, premium radio and 17 inch alloy ‘Sonoma’ wheels.

The event was celebrated on Volkswagen Chattanooga’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, as the construction of the car was followed from body shop, to paint and finally to the assembly shop.
Volkswagen Chattanooga is currently undertaking a $900 million expansion to add a second model to the Chattanooga line.
The expansion will add 2,000 jobs, the North American Engineering and Planning Center and will produce a 7-seat, midsize SUV.
“Our Passat has raised the bar on what Americans can expect from a mid-size sedan and the 500,000th car was built with the same passion for detail as the first,”
Christian Koch, President and CEO of Volkswagen Chattanooga.