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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    When Volkswagen revealed that we would be getting the exact same version of the Golf R as Europe, I’m sure that a number of you were relieved. But it turns out that VW is still happy to have Europe-only goodies. The coupe version of the ID.4, which many commentators are calling the ID.5, will...
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    The arrival of the ID.4 and the success of the Atlas mean that Volkswagen is canceling the Passat in the US. As of 2023, VW’s Chattanooga plant will only build crossovers. “We’ve made a decision to cancel the Passat for the U.S,” said Ralf Brandstätter, VW brand CEO, per Ward’s Auto. "The sales...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen is bringing ID.4 production to the USA. Before it can do that, though, it needs a supply line and the Battery Engineering Lab is the latest step in that process. The lab is expected to cost about $22 million and it will test and validate electric vehicle cells and battery packs for...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    Although we won’t get to see it until late next month, Volkswagen has announced that production on the ID.4 is beginning now. Production started in Zwickau, where the ID.3 is also produced. “The ID.4 is not only the first fully-electric SUV from the Volkswagen brand," says Brand Director Thomas...
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    Although it may seem like the ID electric vehicles are a European inevitability, engineering-wise, there’s a lot of fine tuning that still has to happen before the ID.4 can be ready for production in Chattanooga. That’s why VW has begun expanding its Chattanooga factory to include an EV...
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    The millionth vehicle ever produced at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant has rolled off the line. The car is an Aurora Red 2020 Passat R-Line. “It’s gratifying to me that our team is back to work and able to mark yet another key milestone since the opening of VW’s Chattanooga plant,” said Tom du...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    Late last week, Volkswagen announced that it would start work at its Chattanooga plant on May 3. Today it announced that it has reassessed those plans and will pause the restart indefinitely. Volkswagen shut down production at its Tennessee plant on March 21, following the lead of much of the...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen plans to slowly resume production at its Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant as of May 3. The gradual return to production will include health measures designed to try and minimize the risk of infection. The return to work will happen in phases, with early phases including up to 90 new...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    Powerful tornadoes ripped through the U.S. South and Southeast late Sunday and into the early morning hours of Monday, leaving behind a toll in human lives and property damage that’s still being assessed. As the country—and world—suffers through the many disruptions borne of the coronavirus...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen is furloughing around 1,500 assembly workers in Chattanooga, TN. Production is being idled on account of the coronavirus, making VW just one of many brands enacting a temporary shutdown. While the number of employees affected varies between reports, VW-Chattanooga spokeswoman Amanda...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen’s Chattanooga assembly plant will be shut down for one week starting on March 21. The plant will reopen on March 29. “This action is being taken to help ensure the health and safety of our team members as we conduct additional sanitation and cleaning procedures throughout the...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    Trademark filings uncovered by Canada’s autoTRADER.ca give us a hint as to how Volkswagen will sell its coming range of electric vehicles. The trademarks include ID.4 X, ID.5 X, and ID.6 X. Although VW Vortex previously found trademarks for IDs 1 through 9, these new trademarks seem to hint...
  13. Volkswagen News Blog
    They say that in the mountains outside Chattanooga, life is as peaceful as a baby’s sigh and crickets sing in the fields nearby . So Volkswagen is partnering with the Conservation Fund to add about 1,500 acres of land to the Cherokee National Forest to keep it that way. The plan is to add...
  14. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen is cashing in on the SUV craze with the new Atlas Cross Sport. A shortened, five-seat version of the Atlas, VW hopes the Cross-Sport will help capture even more of the SUV market that now makes up more than half of its sales. The Atlas Cross Sport is 2.8 inches shorter and 2.3 inches...
  15. Volkswagen News Blog
    Tired of hearing about the ID.3 and all its wonderful features you won’t have access to? So are we. But now we can finally take a look at the next ID, which we will get. Covered in the same camouflage as the ID.3 was before its unveiling, this is the production vehicle based on the ID CROZZ...
  16. Volkswagen News Blog
    Call Toad, of Toad Hall, because there’s a MotorCar Festival a-happening in Chattanooga this fall and Volkswagen is sponsoring it. Since its factory has been in Chattanooga since 2011, it only makes sense that VW would sponsor the first Chattanooga MotorCar Festival, taking place on the weekend...
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    A VW representative has categorically stated that the company won’t make a Beetle on the MEB platform. The assertion follows other denials from Volkswagen, but counters rumors that spread on the internet. Specifically, when asked by MotorTrend if a Beetle was in product planning, VW’s CEO...
  18. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen will expand its US manufacturing plant to allow Chattanooga to become its electric vehicles base. The announcement was made by Scott Keogh, president of VW USA, at the North American International Auto Show on Monday. “We could not be prouder to build the future of mobility here in...
  19. Volkswagen News Blog
    Welcome to the second half of our two-part series on the history of the Passat in North America. In the previous article , we covered the B1 Dasher through to the B4 Passat. The car never took off, sales-wise, but things were about to change for Volkswagen's sedan. B5/5.5: 1997 - 2005 Passat...
  20. Volkswagen News Blog
    It's been a bad week for VW's secrets department but this time the leak is of a production version of the Atlas Cross Sport. Or Teramont coupe, I suppose, since that’s what they call the Atlas in China, where these photos appear to have originated. The photo shows a coupefied SUV that looks...
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