America at its best — hard at work.
Our new hometown America assembly plant begins production in 2011 in Chattanooga, Tenn., using smart technology and environmental design for clean production. The energy-saving facility with an annual capacity of 150,000 vehicles will produce a new midsize sedan designed for the North American market; 30 percent will be powered by Volkswagen’s TDI Clean Diesel technology.
Like many cities with an industrial past, changing times once threatened to leave Chattanooga behind. But the city’s leaders and citizens chose to restore, reinvest and reinvent. That continuing focus on sustainability has resulted in development projects, new jobs and a revitalized local economy.
We are proud to be hard at work in Tennessee. Our $1 billion investment translates into: