Passat’s proudest moment: Volkswagen Passat named Motor Trend 2012 Car of a Year

Posted on 16. Nov, 2011 by in Volkswagen Canada

They grow adult so fast. It seems like usually yesterday that a initial Volkswagen Passat rolled off a prolongation line during a state-of-the art bureau in Chattanooga, Tennessee. We’ve always suspicion rarely of a Passat, and as it turns out, we’re not alone: no reduction an automotive management than Motor Trend named a Passat a 2012 Motor Trend Car of a Year. In a margin of 35 vehicles, a American-made midsize sedan took tip honors. The endowment was presented to Jonathan Browning, President and CEO, Volkswagen of America, by Motor Trend Editor-in-Chief Angus Mackenzie during a press discussion during a 2011 LA Auto Show. Needless to say, we’re thrilled.

Not usually did Motor Trend appropriate a Passat as a best new automobile for 2012, though they also pronounced consider that it outclasses a stream shred leaders: The Passat SE, TDI SE and VR6 SEL any came out on tip in comparisons opposite allied models of a 2011 and 2012 Hyundai Sonata and 2012 Toyota Camry.

The German-engineered and designed Passat delivers a finish Volkswagen pushing experience. Make that knowledge final as prolonged as probable in a Passat TDI Clean Diesel model, that gets an estimated 43 MPG* and can go adult to 795 miles before refueling. Tell your passengers to feel giveaway to widen out in a tastefully designed interior and get comfy for that prolonged drive, since a Passat also offers class-leading rear-seat legroom, involuntary dual-zone meridian control and customary Bluetooth®. Even when we strech your destination, we and your passengers might not wish to get out of a car, interjection to a crisp, sepulchral sound supposing by a discretionary Fender Premium Audio System, designed exclusively for Volkswagen.

No matter where a Passat (and a music) take you, everybody inside can rest easy meaningful that a Passat is also an IIHS Top Safety Pick endowment winner. The Passat facilities 6 airbags, tire vigour monitoring, ABS, and electronic fortitude control to assistance drivers equivocate many dangerous situations before they happen. It’s also built with high-strength steel and assembled regulating modernized techniques like laser join welding.

All that cold lasering and construction takes place during a LEED-aggressive production trickery in Chattanooga, Tennessee, one of a world’s many modernized and energy-efficient public plants. The plant uses recycled rainwater to supply H2O for daily operations during a factory, assisting to save 350,000 gallons of uninformed H2O each month, and a paint shop’s Eco Dry Scrubber System reduces H2O expenditure by 50,000 gallons a day. The plant also uses appetite fit technologies that will save a annual appetite use of 1,880 households. In further to formulating a Passat, a plant has also combined some-more than 12,000 new jobs for American workers and invested $1 billion dollars in mercantile expansion in Tennessee that will emanate $12 billion in mercantile expansion for a region.

The 2012 Passat arrived in showrooms in Sep and is accessible now. And best of all, Passat models start during usually $19,995*.

The Volkswagen Passat:  German engineered. American made. Universally loved.

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*43 highway mpg EPA estimates for 2012 Passat TDI® Clean Diesel versed with primer transmission. Your mileage will vary.

Range formed on 43 highway mpg EPA guess and an 18.5-gallon tank in a 2012 Passat with discretionary TDI® Clean Diesel engine and primer transmission. Your mileage will vary.

Estimated offered cost is a bottom MSRP for a indication and trim selected. Final remuneration will be formed on a transaction negotiated with your Volkswagen dealer. Estimated offered cost does not embody play charges, end charge, taxes, pretension and registration or discretionary equipment.

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