Report: Volkswagen’s new U.S. sedan to get hybrid and diesel variants

About a month ago, Volkswagen released a sketch of its forthcoming mid-size sedan, which will be produced at the company”s new plant in Chattanooga, TN., exclusively for the U.S. market. Known internally as the NMS (new mid-sized sedan), the model will go on sale at the end of 2011.

According to a report by AutoCar, the car could be made available with a hybrid system by summer 2012. It may also be offered with a 2.0L diesel engine found under the hood of the diesel Jettas in the United States.

CEO of Volkswagen Group of America Stefan Jacoby, said that Volkswagen expects to sell about 100,000 units of the sedan annually.  The new model will replace the Volkswagen Passat sedan.

2011 Volkswagen Mid-size Sedan (Chattanooga):

2011 Volkswagen Mid-size Sedan (Chattanooga)

– By: Stephen Calogera

Source: AutoCar