VW to build midsize sedan in Tennessee

Volkswagen releases a sketch of a car designed specifically for the U.S. market.

VW concept sketch
This sketch shows a sedan, to be built in Tennessee, that Volkswagen designed specifically for North America. Volkswagen

Volkswagen released a sketch on Wednesday of a car designed for the North American market and that will be produced by its new plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, opening in 2011. In typical concept fashion, the sketch shows a car with oversized wheels that would surely be reduced for a production vehicle. The hood is low and the roof nicely curved, similar to other European sedans, but the rear rises up in a brawny, distinctly American style.

Volkswagen's announcement of a new midsize sedan baffles us, though, as the company already offers a sporty, economical, and comfortable sedan--namely, the new CC .

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Wayne Cunningham reviews cars and writes about automotive technology for CNET. Prior to the Car Tech beat, he covered spyware, Web building technologies, and computer hardware. He began covering technology and the Web in 1994 as an editor of The Net magazine. He's also the author of "Vaporware," a novel that's available as a Nook e-book.


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