Volkswagen Confirms Seven-Seat SUV Will Arrive in 2016


Reuters reported Friday that Volkswagen could confirm production of a large SUV sometime during this week's 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Well, it happened. In a Monday statement by the German automaker, Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn confirmed the automaker had begun work on a seven-seat SUV, which will arrive in 2016. The CrossBlue concept (shown above) previews the SUV, which company officials told the L.A. Times would start below the $45,480 Touareg to compete with the Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander.

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VW said it planned to invest $7 billion into North America over the next five years, but the automaker didn’t reveal whether the SUV would hail from its Chattanooga, Tenn., plant. Volkswagen also has North American plants in Mexico. Besides an erstwhile collaboration with Chrysler on the Windsor, Ontario-built Routan minivan, the automaker has no other assembly presence in Canada.

By Kelsey Mays | January 13, 2014 | Comments (6)
Tags: SUVs, Volkswagen



So it will take two more years for vw to do what toyota did in 2001 with the highlander. Our 2001 highlander with 210,000 miles will still be the better vehicle than what vw plans.

Jeff Schrade

Boring design. Looks too much like everything else. Boring... boring... boring.

that is not VW only land rover..:)


The Cross Blue is exciting as it mates a diesel with electric, seats 7, has AWD, PHEV (21-25 mile range), and an exceptional 518 ft lbs of available torque for great acceleration and pulling power. I'll get one when it's ready!


Are you makin stuff up?


they stole the 1998 Ford Explorer and put VW badges on it?

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