Interesting Facts about Volkswagen of America

Volkswagen of America is the North American subsidiary of the German parent company, Volkswagen Group. They import, build and sell a variety of VW vehicles. Here are some interesting facts about them.

Interesting Facts about Volkswagen of America

This large collection of solar panels powers VW’s Chattanooga plant.


Sells 5 nameplates: Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini and Volkswagen cars

Headquartered in Fairfax County, Virginia near Herndon.

Founded in 1955 in New Jersey

VW’s sales share of 7 percent in 1970 is an all-time peak

As of 2007, there were 596 VW dealerships in the USA

Opened Chattanooga production facility in 2011 after $1B investment – Passat is built there

Plant has created an estimated 12,400 jobs

May, 2013 – Chattanooga production plant builds 250,000 Passat Sedan

The Chattanooga production plant is one of the “greenest” plants in the world with an extensive solar panel system

Sold more than 430k vehicles in 2012

Hyper-milers set world record for fuel economy in the lower 48 states with 77.99 mpg

Despite new challengers, the VW Jetta is still top selling diesel compact car by a wide margin