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VW Planning a Six-Member SUV Family

Hopes to dethrone Toyota by riding high in the off-road market.

With the Volkswagen Group’s ongoing attempts to knock Toyota off the top of global sales rankings, and with the ongoing growth in the SUV market predicted to keep surging, the group is aiming to expand its line of SUVs to include up to six models. According to analysts, the sport utility segment is expected to comprise 20.1 percent of global production by 2018. VW wants to have a bigger piece of that pie, growing beyond the current nibble provided by the Touareg and Tiguan.

The Tiguan is already slated for a redesign next year, but VW is also expected to offer the Taigun – fitting in below the Tiguan – in addition to a production version of its CrossBlue Concept. The company is also likely to create a product that is somewhat based on the T-Roc concept.

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