Good news fro Tennessee that will see another 2000 jobs from it.
The bad news is: production will start late 2016. Not late this year. Or late next year.
But over 2 years from now!!!
The concept is from last year. So by the time it actually reaches dealers, it will be a 4 year old design!
How sad is that.
But, it is not based on the US Passat platform. Instead, it is based on the newer MQB one.
Same as the all new Euro Passat.
So it looks like the US plant will be producing MQB based cars in 2016. Which means they could actually build the Euro Passat over here as well.
Just in time for ours to be replaced.