Adding yet another accolade to its growing roster of awards, 2012 Passat is the number one pick in the list of 10 Best Family Cars of 2012 by Kelley Blue Book. Every year, 10 vehicles are picked after making them pass through stringent factors and typical familial concerns like safety, child-friendliness, safety, and comfort.
The Passat, according to KBB editors has been created specifically for the American market. Built in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the 2012 Volkswagen Passat is both cheaper and bigger than the earlier model. Starting at $19,995, the new Passat is definitely a well-rounded family sedan and the best family car of 2012. With sufficient rear-seat legroom and parent-friendly features like dual-zone climate control and Bluetooth technology, one even gets the option of Clean Diesel engine. With an estimated range of 795 miles when set with a manual transmission and 43 mpg on the highway, it is truly an eco-friendly family vehicle. But one can feel the European interiors and driving dynamics in this model.
President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Jonathan Browning, feel simply honored and flattered to see Passat accepted as the best family car of 2012. These honors, he feels validate the efforts in making the first affordable German-engineered car for the American family.
Milestones are certainly not easy to achieve. And as Volkswagen Chattanooga, with the completion of 50,000 Passat has reached one such milestone as manufacturing 50,0000 cars at this top quality is no small accomplishment for their team. . 2012 Volkswagen Passat is made in America.