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VW: Future US plans detailed

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VW has detailed its future US plans. A must read!

VW also confirmed that it will launch four new or refreshed models next year in North America, including a Passat replacement dubbed NMS (for “New Midsize Sedan”), as well as updates of the Beetle, Eos and Tiguan.

For model year 2011, it has introduced the new Jetta and a redesigned Touareg.

The automaker will start assembling the 2012 NMS next year at the $1 billion Chattanooga plant and recently announced it will build a $550 million engine plant in Silao, Mexico.

VW said the Golf Blue e-Motion “is completely new and designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle.” It will have a range of 100 miles when it hits the market in 2013.