The article on a weekly magazine in Germany revealed information from the management sources of Volkswagen, that the company has plans to produce a compact SUV Tiguan in North America. The plan was actually to cope with the fluctuation of exchange rates and also to reduce the costs. But however the company has denied to make any official statement on it.
The Wolfsburg plant of Volkswagen in Germany is currently producing the refreshed Tiguan SUV and it is being imported to North America. The automaker from Germany has set up their first plant in United States at the Chattanooga in Tennessee. The factory worth a billion does the work of assembling the 2012 Passat for North American markets and the annual capacity of the plant is quoted to be 150,000 vehicles.
The other models that are produced at the plants of Volkswagen in North America are the Jetta and the Beetle, but their plants are located at Mexico.
The official comment on the issue from WirtschaftsWoche is that the company is yet to decide on the location for the production Tiguan SUV in North America with the options being the Volkswagen’s plants at Chattanooga in Tennessee at United States and the Pueblo at Mexico.