August 31, 2017 / 6:35 PM / in 3 months

Volkswagen U.S. plant building 400 Atlas SUVs a day - executive

(Reuters) - German automaker Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) U.S. plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is building 400 Atlas SUVs a day, close to capacity and on pace to reach 100,000 per year, Matthias Erb, who heads VW’s North American engineering team, said on Thursday.

FILE PHOTO: The Volkswagen Chattanooga Assembly Plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee November 4, 2015. REUTERS/Tami Chappell/File Photo

Erb said the plant can boost production further if demand for the new Atlas warrants.

Reporting by David Shepardson in Washington; Editing by Richard Chang

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