VW expects to double output at its Tennessee plant, which has not met its 150,000-unit capacity since 2012. Through October, the automaker sold 306,227 vehicles in the U.S., well short of the one-time stated goal of 800,000 units.
What Ford describes as a “melodious new sound” is meant to make the streets safer for distracted and visually impaired pedestrians in the vicinity of nominally silent electrified Explorer and Escape CUVs.
The SAIC Volkswagen plant is scheduled to start ID. model production at the same time as a plant belonging to the FAW-Volkswagen JV in Foshan, resulting in a combined capacity of 600,000 units per year.