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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On the last Friday in January, 15-year-old Dontadrian Bruce was finishing up his biology project at Olive Branch High School. More
On the last Friday in January, 15-year-old Dontadrian Bruce was finishing up his biology project at Olive Branch High School. He and his group had constructed a double helix out of Legos, and his teacher asked them to pose for a picture with their project.More
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The Walker County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly shooting in Lafayette. Sheriff Steve Wilson says it happened around 6:45 p.m. at a home on Wesley Rd. He says two men got into an argument whichMore
The Walker County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly shooting in Lafayette.More
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The TBI is investigating a McMinn County shooting that sent one person to the hospital Sunday night. McMinn County Sheriff Joe Guy says there was a fight that escalated to a shooting at a home on CountyMore
The TBI is investigating a McMinn County shooting that sent one person to the hospital Sunday night. More
Monday, March 10 2014 5:52 AM EDT2014-03-10 09:52:01 GMT
(WRCB) - Good Monday. The nice weather over the weekend continues today.High pressure will continue bringing warm, dry air to the area for the start of the week. Highs today will climb into the upperMore