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Volkswagen Announces Production Of Midsize SUV In Tennessee

Jul 14 2014 08:35 AM | Volkswagen News
This morning, Volkswagen announced that it will build the upcoming seven-seat crossover at its Chattanooga, Tennessee plant starting in 2016. The seven-seat crossover will see Volkswagen investing $900 million into the plant and add 2,000 jobs. The investment will also include retooling for the plant so it can build vehicles based on the MQB platform.

“The Chattanooga-built midsize SUV will allow us to fulfill the wishes of our dealer network, bringing new customers to our showrooms and additional growth for the brand. We are eager to be entering this growing vehicle segment with a world-class, seven-passenger SUV from Volkswagen,” said Michael Horn, President and CEO Volkswagen Group of America.

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Rumorpile: Volkwagen Plans To Triple Its SUV Lineup, CUV Gets Delayed

Jun 04 2014 07:35 AM | Volkswagen News
The decision on where Volkswagen's upcoming crossover should be built has ended up becoming a tug-of-war between Mexico and Tennessee. Reuters reports that Volkswagen has delayed a decision that was expected this month on where the crossover will be built after the respective governments negotiating with VW over incentive deals.
"VW is taking way too long again to tackle another pressing U.S. problem. The crossover will be a gainful addition to their portfolio, VW has got no time to waste," said Arndt Ellinghorst, London-based analyst at ISI Group.
Two sources tell Reuters that the company is planning to make a final decision at the end of the month.
In other Volkswagen news, Bloomb...

Volkswagen Plans To Shorten Product Lifecycles

May 30 2014 11:35 AM | Volkswagen News
Volkswagen has outlined new plans to bring new and updated models to the U.S. on a shorter timeframe. Michael Horn, head of VW’s U.S. operations told Bloomberg that the company is planning to introduce new models every five years, down from the current seven years. As for refreshes, Volkswagen wants cut that down from four to three years.
“Customers want quicker change. We’re working to shorten the life cycle of the products to bring more new features and design elements, in terms of face-lifts, to the market quicker. We believe we have a positive business case. It commercially makes sense that we move,” said Horn.
Now Volkswagen's management board needs to sign off...

The Curious Case Of The Volkswagen GTD and The U.S.

Apr 19 2014 08:15 AM | William Maley in Volkswagen News

Last year, Volkswagen made an announcement that shocked many of us. The Golf GTD, a GTI with a diesel was slated to come to the U.S. within the next couple years. But news coming out of New York may dash those dreams many of us had.   Volkswagen o...

2015 Volkswagen GTI Arrives In June With A $25,215 Price Tag

Apr 15 2014 04:05 PM | William Maley in Volkswagen News

It has been almost a year since Volkswagen introduced the U.S. to the seventh-generation GTI at last year's New York Auto Show. While we have to wait just till June for the GTI to arrive at dealers, the company has revealed the pricing for the hot hatc...

Rumorpile: Volkswagen Reconsiders Truck Plan For The U.S.

Mar 10 2014 09:45 AM | William Maley in Volkswagen News

Since Volkswagen launched the Amarok pickup in 2009 in certain parts of the world, it has become a success for the company. It has also made many people in the U.S. clamor Volkswagen to bring the Amarok here. Before the model was launched, Volkswa...

Volkswagen Chattanooga Votes Against Union Representation

Feb 16 2014 05:15 PM | William Maley in Volkswagen News

The workers Volkswagen's Chattanooga assembly plant in Tennessee have made their decision on union representation. On Friday night, retired Tennessee Circuit Court Judge Sam Payne released the results of the three day vote which saw work...