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Front Page - Friday, October 12, 2018

VW hits production milestone of 100,000 Atlas SUVs

Volkswagen Chattanooga has achieved a production milestone with the completion of the 100,000th Volkswagen Atlas.

Assembled in the LEED Platinum-certified production facility in Chattanooga, the 100,000th SUV is a 2019 Atlas SEL premium, finished in Pacific Blue, with Shetland V-Tex leatherette interior. The Atlas has a 3.6-liter direct-injection VR6 engine, eight-speed automatic transmission.

“Our objective for the Atlas has been to assemble an SUV in America for Americans, and we have been very encouraged by the success of the vehicle so far,” says Antonio Pinto, CEO of Volkswagen Chattanooga. “This is just the first of many production milestones we anticipate celebrating for the Atlas, and it would not have been possible without the world-class team here in Chattanooga.”