NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Volkswagen spokeswoman says the company is already considering adding production of a second automobile to the plant it plans to build in Chattanooga.
Spokeswoman Jill Bratina told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Volkswagen, which announced its plant site selection just two weeks ago, is thinking about production of a second vehicle "in the foreseeable future."
She describes the addition as part of the German automaker's "volume-oriented, forward-looking strategy" in this country.
The automaker announced July 15 that it had picked Chattanooga over sites in Alabama and Michigan for a plant building a new midsize sedan for the U.S. market.
The automaker said it expected to employ 2,000 workers and produce 150,000 vehicles, with a capacity for as many as 250,000. It hopes to triple U.S. sales by the year 2018.