Volkswagen Halts 2016 Passat Diesel Production in Tennessee
November 11th, 2015 4:22 PM Share
Volkswagen has halted production of the Passat TDI at its Tennessee plant, because if you can’t sell ’em you may as well stop building ’em.
The stop-order comes as the automaker is ramping-up production of the new Passat in Chattanooga for sales set to begin later this month or in early December, according to Automotive News, and is yet another result of the ongoing diesel emissions scandal.
The Chattanooga plant continued production of Passat diesels after VW was caught cheating on emissions via software by the EPA in mid-September 2015, though said vehicles were left without a face in case changes were requested prior to shipping.
The automaker withdrew its certification for the 2016 2.0-liter diesels last month.
Published November 11th, 2015 10:30 AM
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I know I may be late, but welcome back to TTAC
Why the heck were they building them in the first place? It's not like anyone will be lining up to buy one after the screw job the company did on its customers.
I guess it took seven weeks for the news to reach Tennessee...
VW is making some of the most attractive new vehicles around, and they will not look stupid in ten years like I suspect many current vehicles will. Too bad the company has such deep seated cultural problems and a long running disdain for any customer unlucky enough to have trouble with their vehicle.