The brand designed the Atlas, the new midsize family SUV, developed specifically for the North American market, making investments to the tune of $900 million. Together with the compact Tiguan, the Wolfsburg-based carmaker ticks all the boxes for North American drivers. These two models will be joined by the new Jetta and the Arteon, the new premium-class sedan, in early 2018. They strengthen the portfolio of conventional models until the I.D. family makes its debut on American roads.
Unit sales also confirm the comeback: Volkswagen delivered 220,300 vehicles from January to August, a 6.4 percent increase compared with the previous year. In September 2017, like-for-like deliveries were 33.2 percent higher at 32,112 units – rising by a further 11.9 percent to 27,732 in October. This comeback is founded on Volkswagen factories such as the one in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Almost $1 billion has been invested at the plant which started production in 2011. Ever since, the manufacturing facility has been considered one of the world's greenest and most modern.