Volkswagen will add a sportier five-seat variant to the Atlas line-up, designed and built for American tastes.
The five-seat Atlas will be based on Volkswagen's MQB platform, and represents a US$340 million investment for the company.
Above: The seven-seat Volkswagen Atlas
"The Atlas has built strong momentum for Volkswagen in the SUV segment, and we are excited to grow our SUV portfolio with this new, Chattanooga-assembled five-passenger SUV," Hinrich Woebcken, president and CEO, Volkswagen Group USA, said.
"We are not only committed to this market, we are committed to our US manufacturing home in Chattanooga, Tennessee"
A concept previewing the five-seat Atlas will be unveiled at the New York motor show, which kicks off next week.
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