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CHATTANOOGA, TN (Times Free Press) -

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.

Read more from our news partners at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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