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Little Volkswagen on the road to becoming the largest auto maker in the world -- German car giants sales went up 20% in the US over the last year and the question is is that actually translating into jobs Jonathan -- Is on the job -- he's live in Chattanooga Tennessee with this report hi Jonathan.
Good morning -- -- and big news coming out of Volkswagen today the company announcing 800 new.
Jobs at this plant here in Chattanooga.
Volkswagen's billion dollar Chattanooga plant already employs 2700.
And has plenty of room for expansion.
They're sister brand LV has talked about building cars in North America and it's not difficult to see how the future players -- -- in my goodness is far more important from outward appearance in the 1960s.
America fell in love with the iconic VW beetle.
But going into the ninety's with America's need for legroom on long commutes.
The company's small one size fits all vehicles did not always speak the language of the US consumer.
The VW -- specifically has had a very strong base in the US but more recently.
Let's say we we lost away and so this growth strategy for the US has been about refocusing.
On the US marketplace which is.
Very very important market globally it.
This dark Vader Super Bowl ad for the new thought speaks to American consumers but so do design changes in the vehicles being built and sold here push.
-- the car as a little bit bigger than -- what did it for Europe.
And on -- and out of bounds you don't need any couple of us.
And the addition of 800 new jobs at this facility suggests the German auto maker is acquiring.
An American accent -- back to.
I was curious about a year -- -- you know Volkswagen and you get given a little Volkswagen like -- giving me a little German -- at the beginning of this head down -- Hey you know being in -- intro I think it rubbed off how many a Volkswagen is getting an American accent and I'm acquiring a more -- European accent.
Well that's an inappropriately selling Chattanooga Barclays is Jonathan -- -- an incident indeed started to -- yet thank you.
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