Volkswagen will begin producing a 2-row, 5-passenger variant of its all-new 2019 Atlas SUV at its Chattanooga, Tenn., assembly plant. The newest Atlas, which will be designed and engineered for the U.S. market, will be shown in concept form at the New York Auto Show.

“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,” said Hinrich J. Woebcken, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. “We are not only committed to this market, we are committed to our U.S. manufacturing home in Chattanooga, Tennessee.”

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Volkswagen will invest approximately $340 million to bring the vehicle to market, in addition to approximately $900 million already invested to expand the plant for Atlas production. The five-passenger Atlas variant will mark the third Volkswagen model assembled at the Chattanooga factory, which also makes the Passat sedan.

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