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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant has completed its 50,000th Passat, less than a year after production began.

A company statement said Tuesday that the milestone was reached this week when a fully loaded, 2.5-liter, 170-horsepower Passat SE rolled off the line. The 50,000 vehicles include dealer experience cars, cars for export to Mexico and Canada and cars bound for the U.S. market.

The plant completed its first customer car last April 18.

Volkswagen announced recently that an additional 200 jobs would be created in at the Tennessee plant in addition to the 2,500-person workforce it employs now.

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