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Audi, VW, Porsche: New crossovers could be built in US factory!

Audi, VW, Porsche

Interesting report here about the rumored future crossovers from Audi, VW and Porsche and their possible home at the Chattanooga factory.

Volkswagen’s new plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is still tooling up to build its first product, the new Passat, but plans are already being laid for a major expansion. Although nobody will confirm it at this stage, reliable sources tell us that the Germans are almost ready to sign off on a second phase that would increase the plant’s output by 180,000 to 200,000 units a year. The plan is to let three brands participate in the new venture: Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche. Chattanooga 1 is geared to paint and assemble passenger cars, but Chattanooga 2 will almost certainly be adapted for high-roof vehicles. A second paint shop is thus a necessity.

The primary product would be a mid-size crossover for Volkswagen.