The move comes after President Donald Trump earlier this month imposed steep tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, a move that drew sharp criticism from U.S. trading partners and prompted European Union officials to threaten to retaliate against some USA goods. This new five-seater will likely begin being produced next year, and it's the third vehicle to be manufactured at the Chattanooga plant, which is VW's only assembly plant in the United States. Don't expect anything wild; this concept will closely signal what the finalized version will look like, but will have some typical non-production window dressing.
VW spokeswoman Jeannine Ginivan said in an email that the move "is not a reaction to the proposed tariffs".
A shorter, five-passenger Atlas would compete against models like the Ford Edge, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Nissan Murano instead of the three-row version's Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, Nissan Pathfinder, and Ford Explorer rivals. Volkswagen Chattanooga also manufactures the Passat, which went on sale in 2011, and the Atlas, which started sales in 2017.
A concept version of the new model will be shown at the NY auto show later this month, and Volkswagen has released an illustration of that vehicle (see above).
"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 Woebcken, CEO of VW's North American region.
According to a person briefed on details, the company will invest $340 million to bring the vehicle to market.
In short, it takes a lot to run an Instant Game properly which is the reason we won't be going over it all in this article. The main advantage of these Instant games , though, is that users can try the game without having to install anything.
As the request from the Chair did not yield the desired result, the Speaker adjourned the House till Monday. When no-confidence motion is moved you have to talk (in the House debate) about the government's failures.
Brent Blakely, who filed the action on behalf of Essential Consultants LLC and Trump, did not reply to a request for comment. They claim she's on the hook for at least $20 million for violating a secrecy agreement signed just before the election.
US President Donald Trump speaks to the press before a meeting in the Pentagon January 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. "I, DONALD J. The new sanctions come as the regime of President Nicolas Madura continues a crackdown against civilians in the country.
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