Volkswagen Chattanooga Assembly Plant

Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Operations LLC is the assembly plant was founded on December 29, 2008, Volkswagen of America, headquartered in Chattanooga.


The factory was opened on 24 May 2011 and will provide a workplace at full capacity, 2,230 workers. Added to spot a further 10,000 jobs in supplier companies. The work will start with a capacity of 150,000 vehicles for the North American continent and a first, specially designed for the American market version of the current Passat to be mounted. With the existing facilities a maximum annual capacity of 230,000 vehicles is possible, but the work is created from the outset to expand production. The plant management is currently subject to the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Michael Horn.

Currently, the factory is located in the test phase in which adjusted the individual departments and divisions and coordination is improved. As a test model of the Volkswagen New Midsize Sedan is assembled in small quantities so since July 2010 already. The vehicle components for the units assembled at the factory come to about 85 percent of production of Mexican and American manufacturers. The remaining parts are to be purchased from European plants. The establishment of the work, as well as the final products are up to 20 percent more environmentally friendly and more environmentally friendly than his previous VW products from Canada and Europe to the goals of the company. Introduced for the Detroit car show slogan "Green town - green plant - green cars", is primarily intended to distract from the disaster of the Volkswagen Routan and the Volkswagen Touareg, which were both come under criticism of Greenpeace. For these vehicles initially similar objectives had been considered, which had the Volkswagen AG did not manage to achieve. To avoid repeating wants you with a customized for the North American market model range boasts to be able to use this as a sort of sheet-anchor. The development of vehicles that are assembled here in Tennessee, is still held in Germany.

Other models, which are here in Chattanooga roll off the production line are the Volkswagen BlueSport Roadster and Volkswagen Jetta with its wagon version Jetta Sportwagen. For the U.S., it should also be a coupe variant, which could be from 2013 also exported to other countries. A possible fit additional models will be discussed. On the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, which took place in January 2011, the assembly of the North American version of the Volkswagen Passat was announced.

On 24 May 2011, finally, the work at the plant was officially recorded. On September 8, already rolled the ten thousandth Passat from the tape. In May 2012, the 100.000te Passat has already been produced.

Model Overview

Volkswagen Jetta since 2011

Volkswagen Passat (NMS ) since 2011