Volkswagen adds another 800 American jobs in Tennessee

Posted By on March 22, 2012

According to Volkswagen (WSJ), the demand for their new American built Passat is showing steady improvement and therefore they’ll will be adding a 3rd shift and 800 new VW_factory_Chattanooga_Tjobs in their Chattanooga Tennessee plant. I’ve commented on the new diesel version Passat previously and found it an excellent mid-sized sedan; with the current high oil prices the TDI version is now an even more attractive. (regular unleaded in our area is now right at $4.00/gallon)

According to Volkswagen, their diesels offerings now account for 22% of sales in the U.S and considering the larger Passat TDI gets 43 mpg, there is no doubt be more buyers will now be interested in them. It would be nice if the U.S. could get a family friendly Passat “wagen” priced right (4motion for me please) and put  the TDI in a few more models … EOS, CC, Tiguan, etc. (CNBC video below)

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