The Tennessee factory has something to be proud of today.
Their 100,000th Passat has just come off the production line – just ninth month after the model was put in sale in the United States.
The keys of the 100,000th Passet were handed over by Frank Fischer, CEO of Volkswagen Chattanooga, to Joanne Benante – the proud new owner – who came all the way down from Atlanta to pick up her new ride.
The car has reached the platinum level of LEED rating system, aimed at reducing waste production and encouraging recycling.
Mrs. Benante's Passat SEL Premium is night blue metallic and has a Moonrock leather interior. It also has a 2.0L TDI engine coupled to a double-clutch six-speed automatic gearbox.
The very first unit came out of the Chattanooga Volkswagen factory on April 18th, 2011. On september 8th, the same people celebrated the 10,000 car marker, and on February 7th of this year, they reached the 50,000 cars.