MGN REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP / WDEF) – Ford and Volkswagen are in talks about building VW vehicles in some…
REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP / WDEF) – Ford and Volkswagen are in talks about building VW vehicles in some of Ford’s U.S. factories.
VW CEO Herbert Diess told reporters after a meeting at the White House that the automaker is holding discussions with Ford.
Ford CEO Jim Hackett confirmed the talks Tuesday and Executive Chairman Bill Ford says the negotiations are going well.
VW has also said it’s considering a new US
The German company now builds SUVs and a midsize car at a factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, but imports the rest of its vehicles.
Ford and VW are also
The big question in Chattanooga
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Volkswagen officials have said it could be here.
But it’s not a done deal.
On Tuesday, Diess said “We are in quite advanced negotiations in Tennessee, but there might be other options as well. “
Volkswagen began making Passat passenger cars in Chattanooga, but has added SUV production here.
The company plans to move away from those petroleum vehicles to electrical versions of the Passat and Titan in the comin g years, but have not committed where they will be built yet.
Last week at the Los Angeles Auto Show, VW U.S. CEO Scott Keogh said they will intoduce an electric car here by 2020 in the $ 30,000 to $ 40,000 pricing range.
Initially, the electric vehicles will be imported.
This MEB platform is the basic building block of the Volkswagen brand’s electric transportation future.