published Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Report: Volkswagen plans to build SUV at Chattanooga plant

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A German newspaper today reported that Volkswagen is making plans to bolster production at its Chattanooga plant with a new sport utility vehicle.

The vehicle would have three rows of seats and offer more room than its Tiguan SUV, according to Financial Times Deutschland. The vehicle would be cheaper than its larger Touareg SUV, and the launch would be scheduled for 2015, it said.

The newspaper said Jonathan Browning, Volkswagen of America’s chief executive, did not confirm the plan at the Los Angeles Auto Show which he is attending. But, he said such a model would fit well in the U.S. market and the VW brand, according to the report.

The plant currently produces the all-new Passat midsize sedan.

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phrasewrite said...

Hopefully it will be a hybrid?

November 17, 2011 at 3:46 p.m.
tifosi said...

And, it will bring even more prosperity to Hamilton County.

November 17, 2011 at 6:56 p.m.
LarryPage said...

I can't wait to see this new SUV of Volkswagen. I bet they will install good parts on this one. Like a good engine, brakes and fuel injector.

February 8, 2012 at 9:35 p.m.
J3rrYcid said...

I actually can’t wait to check out what accessories retailers like Carid have in stall for such a SUV. It would be great to customize some of the accessories on board, and the car itself does sound like a monster. Time to convince my spouse that a change of car is essential.

Melanie -

March 26, 2012 at 12:01 a.m.
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