Report: Volkswagen could triple crossover SUV lineup

Word in the pipeline via¬†AutomotiveNews in Europe reports that Volkswagen may triple the amount of offerings for their crossover SUV lineup. Though during this process, interestingly, Volkswagen’s anticipated crossover highlight, the seven-seat model based on the CrossBlue Concept, may be pushed back as a result and America may not even see the full crossover SUV lineup supposedly planned.

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While Volkswagen’s other portfolios serve up some selection in the crossover department, such as the Audi Q-line, Porsche’s Cayenne and Macan, and the new Bentley crossover. The new mission: to offer more mainstream options. The final tally of models in Volkswagen’s own lineup could reach as high as six crossovers total. Part of the new lineup would include a new Tiguan in 2015, a possible coupe version and perhaps a long wheelbase model. Let’s not forget the subcompact Taigun as well as a new Touareg.

Additionally in the report, insiders at Volkswagen’s factories have said that both the Tennessee and Mexico plants are fighting over which factory will build the truck. A determining factor includes the respective incentive deals provided by the federal government. A final decision is expected to happen sometime in June with an arrival date sometime in 2016 for the production Crossblue.

Source: AutomotiveNews Europe

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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