US-built Volkswagen SUV Nearing Production Approval
"No decision has been made yet," said Frank Fischer, CEO of Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Operations, speaking to an industry conference earlier this week. "My team is working hard to get this as a second vehicle."
According to Automotive News, Chattanooga is competing for the new vehicle against Volkswagen’s older factory in Puebla, Mexico, adding that since the new seven-seat crossover will be built on the company’s MQB platform, the US plant, which builds only the Passat sedan, will require a retooling.
The new three-row vehicle will be slightly larger than the current Touareg and will be based on the CrossBlue Concept that was introduced at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.
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