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New US Volkswagen Plant May Build Cayenne

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Volkswagen has set some high goals and intends to reach them, in part, with a new production plant in the United States. German newspaper Handelsblatt reported today that the 150,000 unit plant may produce, besides a new VW Jetta and an all-new Passat-sized sedan, the Touareg, Q7 or Cayenne who all share the same platform. VW spokesman Andreas Meurer told Automotive News that "when we discuss whether to build the [VW] Touareg and [Audi] Q7 in the USA, we also talk about the Cayenne."

Other Audi models may also be build at the new plant along side the Volkswagen models. Volkswagen plans two US specific models, a larger Jetta codenamed NCS (New Compact Sedan) which doubles as a precursor for the next generation Jetta, and an entry-level Passat codenamed NMS (New Medium Sedan).

The new facility will be built in either Alabama, Tennesee or Michigan. The final decision will be taken mid-July by Volkswagen where the second, the first is in Puebla, Mexico, North American plant will be based. Volkswagen hopes to sell 800,000 annually in the US by 2018 so this new plant is an absolute necessity especially now that the Euro is so strong versus the US dollar.

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Paulds Paulds
hahaha, you´re funny after all...
May 18th, 2008 2:05am
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THERENAISSANCEMAN THERENAISSANCEMAN
wa hey , Paulds , no contest when it comes the Bugatti Veyron's supreme build quality - sumptuous. what bothers me much is that the car runs out of gas as quickly as it rockets to acceleration , thereby reducing this piece of engineering to that of an overpriced - common dragster .
May 21st, 2008 4:16am
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Paulds Paulds
THERENAISSANCEMAN: Obvioulsy you haven´t seen a Veyron in person... what a shame... It´s everything but boring...
May 17th, 2008 9:45am
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THERENAISSANCEMAN THERENAISSANCEMAN
not to worry, Paulds. i only have to look at Piech's head and my imagination shall take care of the rest...
May 17th, 2008 6:56pm
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dolceandrei dolceandrei
Porsche Boxster is made in Germany,Some parts are imported from Finland.Anyway really bad news.The Cayenne ruined the Porsche's image.Now it's even worse...Made in Usa .
May 17th, 2008 1:10am
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coopergt coopergt
What about a boxster made in Finland!
May 15th, 2008 6:47am
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wjaprep wjaprep
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO, German cars need to be made in GERMANY!!!!!!! This is why I cant like the Merc ML, GL, or R(well, the R is horriable anyway)and the BMW x5 and x6, for the money Im paying I want a forgien car, no where on it should it say made in the USA.
May 15th, 2008 6:17am
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ck314 ck314
lol if you could afford them in the 1st place you wouldnt really give a damn.. nowadays these cars have reached, if not surpassed (X5...), german quality standards.. besides, werent the Q7 and the TT built in slovakia???
May 15th, 2008 9:45am
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Paulds Paulds
Yeah, boring boring parent company things: R8, 911, GT3, TTs, RS4...
May 15th, 2008 3:39am
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4rings 4rings
Not to Mention the EB110, Veyron, Gallardo, Murcielago. RS6 S5....
May 15th, 2008 3:54am
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THERENAISSANCEMAN THERENAISSANCEMAN
yeah , Veyron is really boring , boring , boring , it is shaped like Ferdinand Piech's forehead ...truly balding, balding, balding. as an added bonus , its gas-guzzling , environmentally - disastrous engine runs out of fuel at the next block. certifiably asinine , asinine , asinine German engineering.
May 17th, 2008 3:33am
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asif asif
the pleasures all mine TheRennaisanceman
May 15th, 2008 12:35am
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THERENAISSANCEMAN THERENAISSANCEMAN
yeah , Asif. i am certain that it really gives you a rush just to be able to verbally kick VW squarely in the groin, ya ha haa ! i understand that VW means "People's Car" which is why their product line look , well...PEDESTRIAN.
May 17th, 2008 3:47am
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wolff wolff
Amazing car!!
May 14th, 2008 10:54pm
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unknownuser unknownuser
ugly ugly ugly
May 14th, 2008 10:26pm
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_M7_ _M7_
uff bad news whit bad manofacture as all american things
May 14th, 2008 8:42pm
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asif asif
yeah as well as those boring boring parent company things, also
May 14th, 2008 7:58pm
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THERENAISSANCEMAN THERENAISSANCEMAN
HAHAHAHAHAHAHHHAHA you really know where to hit it , Asif !
May 14th, 2008 10:46pm
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The_woo_factor The_woo_factor
US has a big market for these things....ugly ugly things
May 14th, 2008 7:35pm
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BabyMilo BabyMilo
yeahh i know this is aparently the biggest sellign porsche in america =0
May 14th, 2008 8:30pm
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