VW may build Golf in Mexico, SUV in Tenn.
Volkswagen Group may build the redesigned Golf at its plant in Puebla, Mexico, CEO Martin Winterkorn told Automobilwoche.
A decision will be made "in a matter of a just a few weeks," Winterkorn told the German-language newspaper, which is Automotive News' sibling publication.
VW also could produce a large SUV at its plant in Chattanooga, he said.
Production of the VW Golf could begin at the end of 2014 or in early 2015 at the Mexico plant. VW currently builds the Beetle and Jetta in Puebla.
Volkswagen produces the Golf at its main factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, and in Zwickau, Germany. The seventh-generation Golf debuted at the Paris auto show late last month and will go on sale in Europe in November. Sales are scheduled to start in the United States in 2014.
VW began last year building Passats in Chattanooga. But Winterkorn said: "Chattanooga has exhausted its capacity" and so isn't being considered for Golf production.
"If we expand there," he said, "an SUV that ends up roomier than the Tiguan would have a good shot."
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