Volkswagen to unveil newest Chattanooga-built SUV next month

Rendering by Volkswagen of America / The Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport SUV is another part of the German automaker's SUV offensive in America.

The Atlas Cross Sport, Volkswagen's newest sport utility vehicle, will be globally unveiled in Chattanooga next month as the German automaker continues its SUV offensive.

The Cross Sport's Oct. 11 public showing also will be part of the inaugural Chattanooga Motorcar Festival, according to Volkswagen of America.

(Read more: Chattanooga MotorCar Festival coming in October)

The five-seat Cross Sport, which takes its design cues from the popular seven-seat Atlas, is undergoing assembly in Chattanooga as a 2020 model with plans for the vehicle to hit dealers early next year.

The reveal of the new SUV will take place at the assembly plant that employs 3,800 workers who already produce the Atlas and the Passat midsize sedan.

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Volkswagen of America has sold 131,041 SUVs through August, up 17% compared to last year.

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