Volksawgen hopes that its new midsize sedan, the Passat, which will be made in VW's new Chattanooga, Tenn. plant, will help the carmaker in its bid to overtake Toyota Motor as the world's largest automaker.
VW has set a hefty goal for itself: to displace Toyota as the world's No. 1 car company. The German automaker is actually within reach, thanks mainly to its huge lead in China. To overtake Toyota, however, VW will need to really ramp up sales in the American market.