VW Unveiling: Callie Starnes from Detroit
Story by Callie Starnes
Eyewitness News Reporter/Anchor
DETROIT, MI (WRCB) - After more than two years, in a matter of hours we will learn the name of Volkswagen's new Chattanooga-made sedan and excitement is building.
My colleague Greg Glover and I just took a tour of the showroom floor at the COBO Center, home of the North American International Auto Show.
Crews are putting the last minute touches on VW's portion of the showroom, that is being kept secret. It is draped in long black curtains to keep the media out. We spotted a few live horses this morning, that are being kept near VW's set up. A clue to the name of the car? We can only speculate. We do know the horses will be used in the big unveiling Monday.
This afternoon we will move our live truck across the street to the Firehouse, where VW will host a private event for Chattanooga dignitaries and media will see pictures of the NMS and learn its official name.
It's not only Chattanooga folks anticipating VW's reveal. NAIAS Chairman Barron Meade tells Eyewitness News VW's reveal is number five in a line up of nearly 40 worldwide debuts. When asked if VW's sedan is expected to put Chattanooga on the map, he said absolutely.
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