VW’s new SUV to be Built in U.S.


The Detroit News - October 25, 2012

Volk­swa­gen AG expects to build an all-new SUV in the U.S. designed for Amer­i­can cus­tomers after the suc­cess of the new Pas­sat sedan.

Its new SUV would be big­ger than the $22,995 Tiguan SUV, smaller than the $43,000-plus Touareg, but tech­ni­cally sim­pler than those vehi­cles and more affordable.

The Wolfs­burg, Germany-based automaker is likely to build it in Chat­tanooga, Tenn., where it pro­duces the Passat.

VW expects to restore its U.S. oper­a­tions to profit in 2013, as part of an objec­tive to be the world’s lead­ing automaker by 2018.