The Passat has been a relative success for Volkswagen in the U.S., but the automaker is hard at work on a New Mid-size (or mid-market) Sedan, not-so-cleverly codenamed NMS, to replace it. The final design has already been approved and previewed previously in an official sketch, and now we have the first spy shots of prototypes testing on U.S. soil. The new U.S.-targeted mid-size sedan will be bigger than the Passat but priced to start around $20,000 so that it can compete better with top-sellers like the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. With the Passat’s pricing starting around the $28,000...
Audi rules out U.S. production for now, needs more local sales
Audi currently has no assembly or production facilities in North America but was reportedly considering starting a local operation to help avoid currency fluctuations from importing popular models from overseas. The company has announced today that it is postponing its decision on a North American...Alex Kaufmann
VW promoting Chattanooga plant with new visitor center
While many Americans are struggling to make ends meet during the current financial crisis, the people of Chattanooga, Tennessee, have a brighter outlook thanks to the construction of a new Volkswagen plant that will help boost local employment. Production isn’t scheduled to start at the plant...James Martinez
Volkswagen confirms diesel car production for U.S. plant
Volkswagen has one of the widest and most interesting engine range in the automotive industry but in the United States its offering consists of a paltry line of four, five and six-cylinder units that are mostly petrol. That is set to change, however, as construction of a plant in Chattanooga...Nelson Ireson