It looks like the new Chattanooga, Tennessee Volkswagen plant will build the 2012 VW Passat … and offer a diesel, and according to Autoblog, they also look to be keeping the entry level price down for this larger mid-sized sedan. (yet to be seen for the diesel powered option, which with a 2.0 liter TDI should get impressive fuel economy)
As part of the Volkswagen quest to carve out an ever-larger slice of the American auto market, the German manufacturer has unveiled the newest addition to its lineup – the 2012 Passat. Penned specifically to cater to big-boned tastes of American buyers, the next-generation sedan wears a 110.4-inch wheelbase to make it larger than any of its predecessors. Even so, VW says that when the Passat goes on sale later this year, it will arrive with a price tag of less than $20,000. Buyers will be able to choose one of three different power train options, including two gasoline engines and one diesel powerplant.