10,194 Chattanooga-Built Passats Delivered In August

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported 40,342 units delivered in August, representing the third month the brand has surpassed 40,000 units over the past 40 years.

“We had a stellar month with our TDI clean diesels, demonstrating that more consumers are appreciating real world benefits of these advanced engines,” said Jonathan Browning, president and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America. “Overall, we are pleased to see that demand for the brand remains strong and selling over 40,000 vehicles for the month is an accomplishment our employees and dealers can be proud of.

  As we transition to 2014 Model Year vehicles, we are encouraged that the lineup brings a host of new features and added customer value with the launch of the new 1.8 and 2.0 TSI engines, Car-Net connectivity system and the expansion of our sporty R-line models.”

The Chattanooga-built Passat continued to show strong results with 10,194 units delivered, an increase of 3 percent. 

In August the Passat TDI, the only clean diesel in the midsize sedan segment delivered 4,470 clean diesels, representing 43.8 percent of its sales mix.

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