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First Pre-Production Volkswagen ID.4 SUVs Assembled in Chattanooga

Chattanooga factory getting ready to build local Volkswagen ID.4 SUV to meet ever-increasing demand and interest


  • Current ID.4 SUVs for sale in North America made in Germany.

  • Full production is expected to begin next year.


Volkswagen’s all-electric ID.4 SUV is set to be a successful product for all the right reasons. Size, performance, value, and styling are all elements favouring the EV, but there’s one problem: Quantities are limited. At least for now.

Volkswagen ID.4 | Photo: Volkswagen

Next year, Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tennessee, factory will begin mass-assembling the ID.4 next year, taking over from the current German-sourced units. Preparations began a while back and now, the first pre-production vehicles have rolled off the assembly line.

Scott Keogh, president, and CEO at Volkswagen Group of America posted the following on LinkedIn:

“That moment certainly came during my last visit to the Volkswagen Chattanooga Operations assembly plant in Chattanooga, TN. While I was there to tour our electric vehicle expansion at the plant, I had the pleasure of watching a pre-production version of the VW ID.4 come down the line with THOMAS DU PLESSIS. This early model is a way for us to validate the build process, components, and procedures in advance of full assembly which is scheduled to begin next year. Just as important, it represents our $800 million dollar investment in EV assembly for the region – and our commitment to the high-tech jobs that will keep this facility humming.”

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