VW to showcase its new five-seat SUV at Detroit next month – Report


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Production likely to begin by 2016-17.

Volkswagen is planning to add a new SUV to its line up. According to a report, the German car maker will showcase a new SUV concept at the upcoming North American International Auto Show. 

VW T-ROC Concept front three quarters at Geneva Motor Show
The five-seat SUV concept is likely to be put into production by 2016-17. Picture of the T-ROC Concept used for representational purposes only.

Reuters reports that Volkswagen, in a bid to fill gaps in its U.S. portfolio, is looking at introducing a five-seat crossover SUV. The production version is likely to be given a green signal later in 2016-17, but the concept is going to be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show (North American International Auto Show) next month.

The business publication’s sources also add that VW is looking at manufacturing the new crossover at its facility in Tennessee. At present, the only two SUVs Volkswagen sells in the U.S. are the Tiguan and the Touareg.

VW T-ROC Concept rear three quarters angle at Geneva Motor Show
The Detroit-bound concept, when put into production, will sit below the Tiguan and Touareg in VW’s lineup in the U.S. Pic for representational purposes only.

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A previous report suggests that a new Volkswagen SUV, positioned between the Taigun and the lager Tiguan can be launched in 2018. The said vehicle is expected to be based on VW’s MQB platform and will be as big as the Golf hatchback. It could derive its design and overall dimensions from the T-ROC concept showcased at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.

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[Source: Reuters]

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