Volkswagen lifted the curtain on the all-new 2012 Passat at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and Volkswagen product specialist Danielle Gumro was there to capture all the action.
America welcomed a first to its shores: A German-engineered midsize sedan with a price tag around $20,000. Then, after speeches from top VW brass, and theatrics that would have made a French circus troop jealous, the Passat appeared out of a cloud of smoke. The reaction was overwhelming positive, much like the cheers when Jonathan Browning, CEO of Volkswagen of America introduced the new Chattanooga assembly plant where the Passat will be manufactured. The plant will create more than 12,000 jobs in America. But right now your job is to watch this video.
Disclaimer: (Preproduction model shown. Actual model and price may vary. Vehicle available early Fall 2011.)