Volkswagen may also be considering production of Audi models at its new Chattanooga, Tennessee plant – where it also plans on building a new mid-size sedan to replace the Passat and the next-generation Jetta. According to Automobilwoche , Volkswagen is considering on building the A4 and the Q5 SUV in the U.S.
Audi sources say that a volume of at least 50,000 to 80,000 units is necessary for the automaker to justify building the two models in the U.S.
The new plant, which will cost Volkswagen almost $1 billion, will have a capacity to build 200,000 units a year while creating 2,000 jobs.
Volkswagen has also previously considered building the Volkswagen Touareg, Audi Q7 and the Porsche Cayenne SUVs since they all share the same platform.
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