Volkswagen brought just three vehicles to SEMA this year (compare that to Ford's 57 show cars): two Jettas and a Golf. Both Jettas showcase the automaker's new turbocharged EA888 four-cylinder engines - one of which is heavily modified - and the Golf is the first seventh-generation model tuned in North America (it launches here next year).
Chrysler began production of its all-new Sebring sedan yesterday at its Sterling Heights assembly plant, and with it, brought a modern assembly approach entitled 'Flexible Manufacturing Strategy.' FMS allows Chrysler to adapt its production to meet demand by allowing the assembly of a variety of vehicles on the same line. Certainly nothing new, but the progressive approach will allow more vehicles to come to market at a quicker rate.