SOURCE: Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Volkswagen of America, Inc.

June 05, 2012 14:56 ET

Volkswagen Passat Earns a Best Family Car Distinction From and Parents Magazine

Chattanooga, Tennessee-Built Passat Continues to Garner Awards

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - Jun 5, 2012) - The list of accolades for the American built Volkswagen Passat just got a little longer. As part of their annual rundown of Best Family Cars, Parents magazine and editorial staff named the Volkswagen Passat as a Best Family Car of 2012. In addition to test-driving, analyzing, and comparing prices and features, Parents and consulted parents who own vehicles on their list. The Passat was lauded for its impressive list of features and space offered at an accessible price point.

"Larger, more fuel efficient and more affordable than ever before, VW's redesigned Passat isn't just built in America, it's built for Americans," Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief, said. "The sedan now offers one of the largest backseats in its class and still delivers the upscale, German-engineered ambiance Volkswagen vehicles are famous for."

"We're delighted that Passat continues to garner attention," said Jonathan Browning, President and CEO, Volkswagen of America. "With the Passat, we set out to offer a midsize sedan with a winning combination of features and comfort at an accessible price, with German engineering at the forefront. It's very rewarding to see our efforts being recognized."

Parents and included the Passat among the sedan category in their Best Family picks of 2012. Each car on the list was judged on performance, interior, exterior and family-friendly features. In addition to being designated as a "Top Safety Pick" by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Passat offers standard Bluetooth® connectivity, dual-zone climate control, and class-leading rear seat legroom.

About Volkswagen of America, Inc.
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen's operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Beetle, Eos, Golf, Golf R, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Passat, CC, Tiguan, Touareg and Routan vehicles through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen of America online at or to learn more.

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