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It didn't take long for Porsche to set the record straight about its rumored production plans for the Cayenne in North America. Speaking with Autoweek, Porsche spokesman Albrecht Bamler, refuted a report by Germany's Handelsblatt newspaper that the automaker planned to build Cayenne's at Volkswagen's new factory in the U.S. According to Bamler, there's no need to produce Stuttgart's uber-ute here in the States, since European manufacturers supply parts and Porsche is protected against the weak d

Tennessee governor Phil Bredesen says that Toyota is considering two Tennessee locations for its eighth North American vehicle assembly plant. The Guv says that the automaker is considering Chattanooga and Alamo, though Toyota has yet to narrow it down that far publicly. The plant will be Toyota's next investment after the Toyota truck plant opens up in San Antonio, Texas later this year and an engine plant opens up shop in Woodstock, Ontario in 2007. Though he says his state is on the shor