A Volkswagen official said Chattanooga is in the lead to build a new subcompact sport-utility vehicle in the U.S. that could debut as early as 2016.
Bloomberg quoted Marc Trahan, executive vice president of VW of America, as saying, “Chattanooga is in the lead” after a speech to the Automotive Press Association in Detroit on Monday.
He said, “We’ve made a significant investment in Chattanooga and it’s one that we want to have its full potential realized.”
VW is expected to decide by the end of the year where to build the new vehicle.
The Chattanooga plant was designed so it could add a second line.