At a time when the auto industry is gradually moving away from building large vehicles, a recent report stated that Volkswagen is developing a seven-seat crossover for the United States. Details are limited, but Auto Express reported that the model will be built alongside the U.S.-spec Passat in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The price for the crossover is believed to be less than the $44,450 the Toureq demands.
In the end, this move should come as a complete surprise to us. It's known that Jonathan Browning, CEO of VW America, has a special linking for SUVs and sees them as vital to VW's efforts to become competitive in the U.S.