According to the German newspaper, Financial Times Deutschland, Volkswagen is making plans to bolster production at its Chattanooga, Tennessee plant with a new sport utility vehicle.
The new vehicle, to be launched in 2015, would have three rows of seats and offer more room than its Tiguan SUV. Reports are that the vehicle would also be less expensive than the larger Touareg SUV.
Although there has been no confirmation from Volkswagen of America or the Chattanooga plant, SUV’s of this size are popular among American families who need the three rows of seating. Mike Smith of Strong Volkswagen responded to the possibility of the new SUV, “The proposed SUV would be a welcome addition to our Volkswagen fleet. Larger families need more options when it comes to SUV’s.” An announcement is expected in 2012 and we’ll let you know when we hear more news.
What do you think? Is there a market for a new American made Volkswagen SUV?