(CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.) -- More jobs may be coming to Tennessee after Volkswagen announced Wednesday that it's considering building a new midsize utility vehicle for the U.S. market at a new assembly plant in Chattanooga.
Volkswagen is seeking a vehicle sized between the compact Tiguan and larger Touareg, according to published reports.
Should a new vehicle get approved, a third crew of 1,000 workers will be added to the two-shift operation, bringing the total plant’s employment to 3,500 by the fourth quarter.
Volkswagen’s Tennessee assembly plant opened in 2011.
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