Volkswagen makes 100,000 Passat models in the United States image

The German based automaker Volkswagen has recently announced that 100,000 units of the popular Passat model have been produced in the United States, at the Chattanooga plant, in Tennessee.

According to the car manufacturer, the 100,000th Volkswagen Passat to roll off the assembly line in Tennessee, at the Chattanooga plant in the United States, is a 2.0 liter TDI SEL Premium, painted in Night Blue Metallic. Volkswagen says that the model in question has been bought by Joanne Benante, and the keys to the vehicle were handed to her by Frank Fischer, the Volkswagen Chattanooga CEO, in a special ceremony, which included the facility’s employees.

“We have built each and every one of those 100,000 Passats with a passion for detail that sets the standard for safety and reliability for the mid-size sedan market. I’m so proud of our team for reaching this milestone so quickly while maintaining the superior quality that earned the Passat the Motor Trend 2012 Car of the Year award,”, said Frank Fischer.

In other words, a Volkswagen Passat TDI, equipped with the 2.0 liter Clean Diesel inline four-cylinder engine, managed to do 1,626 miles or 2,617 km on a single tank, with an average fuel consumption of 2.8 liters per 100 km or 84.1 mpg US, not that long ago. You can read more about this “achievement” by clicking this link.