So what does it take to build the very American 2012 Volkswagen Passat?
The answer: first build a $1 billion factory in the rolling hills of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Of course one of the reason that VW picked Chattanooga to assemble the very American 2012 Passat was because of the tens of millions of dollars in tax incentives that Tennessee provided the German Automaker to get the car plant in Chattanooga
So what does about a billion dollars in new infrastructure and new factory construction buy?
The answer is a German car factory that can produce up to about 150,000 new cars each year.
Of course VW also had to improve the local infrastructure to get the thousands of the parts to Tennessee that it needs to roll out the car. And after the cars are built, VW also needs to get the new Passats to both U.S. dealerships and Volkswagen dealerships in Canada and Mexico.
Check out the video below to check out the new VW factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee and to see how new 2012 Volkswagen Passat is currently being built in America.