Volkswagen says new SUV coming to US in 2016

Volkswagen says new SUV coming to US in 2016

Volkswagen targets US with new SUV and has high hopes for sales.



By (AP)

Published: Mon 20 Jan 2014, 12:21 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 5:05 PM

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn poses alongside the new Golf Sportsvan.-AP

Volkswagen’s new seven-passenger SUV will go on sale in the US in 2016.

The German automaker’s CEO, Martin Winterkorn, confirmed the timing.

Plants in Chattanooga, Tenn., and Puebla, Mexico, are vying to build the SUV.

Winterkorn said the new SUV will be part of a five-year, $7 billion investment in North America. The investment also includes the production of the new Volkswagen Golf, which begins Tuesday in Puebla. The Golf goes on sale in the US this summer.

Winterkorn said Volkswagen is committed to its goal of selling 1 million vehicles per year in the US by 2018. The company sold just over half that many in 2013.


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