VW unveils new SUV that could be made in Chattanooga

VW unveils new SUV that could be made in Chattanooga

January 14th, 2013 by Mike Pare in Local - Breaking News

Shown at 2013 North American International Auto Show. VW Cross Blue

Photo by Contributed Photo/Times Free Press.

VW Crossblue

Photo by WRCB-TV Channel 3 /Times Free Press.

VW Crossblue

Photo by WRCB-TV Channel 3 /Times Free Press.

DETROIT -- Saying Volkswagen wants a bigger share of the growing U.S. sport utility market, officials today rolled out a new midsize vehicle which they believe could grab more sales.

Jonathan Browning, Volkswagen Group of America's chief executive, said the SUV would sport both performance and fuel efficiency.

The vehicle, making its world premiere at the North American International Auto Show, would be designed and priced for U.S. drivers.

The SUV is still a concept vehicle at this point, but top VW officials are expected to make a decision this year on whether to move ahead with production and where it would be assembled.

Chattanooga's auto assembly plant and VW's Mexico facilities are likely candidates, officials say.

See full store in Tuesday's Times Free Press.