Volkswagen Chattanooga announced Thursday that its workforce has produced the 250,000th Passat midsize sedan.
The car, produced in Volkswagen’s LEED Platinum-certified factory, is Night Blue with black leather interior. It is powered by Volkswagen’s high-mileage TDI clean-diesel engine and features navigation, a sunroof and 18-inch alloy wheels. It also offers the sonic experience provided by the Volkswagen Fender premium audio system.
“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.