As we managed to hint in our previous article, the Chattanooga Volkswagen Plant will be the home of the VW new midsize sedan. Today, Volkswagen of America released a sneak peek of the still unnamed car in the form of sketches.
The German roots of this car are very evident in the sketches and is said to be a bit larger than the Passat. Designed to give VW a more viable competitor to the Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima and the Honda Accord, the new midsize is said to have a starting price of $20,000. It sure is a looker!
The Chattanooga Plant is a new $1 billion environmentally friendly designed investment by VW in the United States and will produce the new midsize sedan (NMS), which will share 30 to 40% of its parts with the new Jetta. Recent rumors surrounding VW and future engines suggest that there is a possibility that the NMS will be available as a diesel as VW is saying that they would like to have 80% of their cars sold as diesels in coming years while yet another rumor indicates that the NMS will be also available as a hybrid. In any case, it is most likely that the NMS will replace the Passat for North American buyers.