July 18, 2014

Auto Briefs

See about 1,000 Mustangs at Bellevue College; VW to make SUV



Mustangs fill 2 days at Bellevue College
Ford Mustangs will take center stage this weekend during the Mustang Roundup and All-Ford Picnic at Bellevue College. On Saturday, a free judged show from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. will feature 100 top-notch Mustangs. A people's choice show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday will showcase about 1,000 Mustangs in addition to other Ford vehicles. The Sunday event also includes vendors, raffles and food. Admission is $20 per carload. For details, visit mustangsnorthwest.com.
NWautos staff



VW gears up to build new people hauler

Volkswagen plans to build a new seven-passenger SUV at its factory in Chattanooga, Tenn. Production of the new SUV, based on the CrossBlue concept vehicle (shown), is scheduled to start at the end of 2016. It gives VW an entry into an important segment of the U.S. market — the family people hauler. VW says it will invest $600 million to expand the factory, including the addition of about 538,000 square feet to build the new SUV. It will also set up a research center so it can quickly include customer feedback into planned and existing models.
The Associated Press


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