Volkswagen to build new SUV in Tennessee

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

DETROIT Volkswagen says it will build a new seven-passenger SUV at its Chattanooga, Tennessee, factory, adding about 2,000 jobs.

The German automaker says it will invest $600 million in the factory and a new research center that will employ about 200 engineers.

Production of the new SUV is scheduled to start at the end of 2016.

The plant now employs about 1,500 workers and makes only one model, the Passat midsize car.

The company says the SUV is part of a plan to increase U.S. sales to 800,000 vehicles by 2018. VW sold just over 407,000 vehicles in the U.S. last year including its Audi, Lamborghini and Bentley brands.

The new model is seen as key to reviving Volkswagen's flagging sales in the U.S.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KAKE TV 1500 N. West Street Wichita, KS 67203-1323 (316) 943-4221
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 267016701 - kake.com/a?a=267016701
Gray Television, Inc.