Staff File Photo by Brett Clark -- Volkswagen officials have announced that they will be building a test track facility near the new assembly plant which will be located at Enterprise South industrial park.
WOLFSBURG, Germany — Volkswagen officials said today there will be a test track in Chattanooga along with their company’s new $1 billion assembly plant.
The test track likely will be at Enterprise South industrial park, near where the 1.9 million-square foot-plant will go up.
The track will test the new mid-size sedan that VW officials have said will be built in Chattanooga. The vehicle will be unique to the American market.
The track also could serve as a location where buyers of the new vehicle could pick up the car and try it out.
The plant is to open in Chattanooga by early 2011.
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Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...