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VW Expects to Make Cross Blue Decision by Year’s End

Mid-size utility would be built at Chattanooga, Tenn. plant.

by on Nov.21, 2013

The fate of the VW Cross Blue will be known by the end of the year.

Even though there are only 40 days left on the calendar in 2013, Volkswagen of America (VOA) expects to have the final decision on whether to build the Cross Blue mid-sized utility vehicle by the end of the year the top VOA executive told reporters during a roundtable discussion.

“We said there will be a decision on the Cross Blue by the end of the back in January at the (North American International Auto Show) and there will be a decision by the end of the year,” said Jonathan browning, VOA chief executive officer.

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Browning went on to explain that Cross Blue was something of a joint operation with Volkswagen AG’s far flung operations in China. Plans call for also building the Cross Blue somewhere in China as well as North America and the plans for the Chinese market also have to be finalized before VW to go ahead with an announcement. (more…)