Five years after picking Chattanooga for its only U.S. production plant, Volkswagen officials are ratcheting up talk about assembling a new sport utility vehicle for American motorists.
VW officials in Chattanooga are making a strong case for producing the new SUV, which the company wants to build in 2015.
"With VW's past success in every level [at the plant], from quality to positive economic impact, VW has no reason not to consider expanding its presence," said Karl Brauer, Kelley Blue Books' senior director of insights.
VW Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn last week told the carmaker's dealer network the company is committed to selling a seven-seat SUV in the U.S., according to Automotive News. Winterkorn said VW needs to take initiative in that key market segment.
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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the names of three principals selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Education's first Principal Ambassador Fellows (PAFs) program.More
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While Tennessee's biggest health insurer will give individual policy holders another year before they must comeMore
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U.S. dignitaries traveling to South Africa: Former Pres. George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, with Obama for the long flight over, as was Hillary Rodham Clinton, the former first lady and secretary of state.More
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