VW to expand plant, site says

VW to expand plant, site says

February 23rd, 2011 by Staff Report in Volkswagen

An auto website says Volkswagen is planning a major expansion for its Chattanooga plant that could add production space for a new VW crossover and ultimately for Audi and Porsche vehicles.

The site Automobilemag.com cited unnamed sources as saying that VW officials are almost ready to sign off on a second phase that would increase the plant's output by 180,000 to 200,000 units a year.

It said the plan is to let all three brands participate in the new venture. The plant is expected to start production soon on a new, made-for-America midsize sedan.

A VW official in Chattanooga said last month a decision to expand production could come later this year.