DETROIT -- Faurecia SA will produce parts including the exhaust, instrument panel skin and seat components for the 2012 Volkswagen Passat to be produced in Chattanooga.
Faurecia will make the parts in 10 plants, including five in the United States. The car is to go on sale in August or September.
Volkswagen AG accounts for 24 percent of Faurecia's global sales, and is the French supplier's largest customer.
Faurecia ranks No. 7 on the Automotive News Europe list of the top 100 global suppliers with worldwide original-equipment automotive parts sales of $13 billion in 2009.