New Era

The countdown until launch may have finished, but remaining is the conclusion to the long journey that will mark a pivotal moment in the history of the program. I’m not talking about the last flight of the space shuttle, but the first shipment of the 2012 Passats that will soon be displayed in Volkswagen showrooms across the country, including McDonald Volkswagen.

At the end of last month, 126 new 2012 vehicles were loaded up into train cars just outside the newly built Chattanooga VW plant.  They were sent off to California, Washington State, Maine and, the best news of all, Colorado. While the recently shipped vehicles are not available for purchase just yet, customers will get a firsthand glimpse at the American’ made Passats and even have the opportunity to get behind the wheel for a test drive.

With the first shipment scheduled to arrive the last week of July, McDonald Automotive will be one of the first dealerships in the country to have the all new 2012 Passat in the showroom. Cruise on over to to check out the latest details on when you can get your hands on a new Passat. The beginning of a new era.