VW CEO Martin Winterkorn has confirmed that there will be a large crossover for the U.S. market that will be built here at home.
A slew of planned Volkswagen Crossovers are already breaking cover with the unveiling of the Taigun concept (above), but where the new crossover will be assembled isn’t clear. Despite that, Winterkorn previously said that, “Chattanooga has exhausted its capacity. If we expand there, an SUV that ends up roomier than the Tiguan would have a good shot.”
The new crossover will be aimed at the Ford Explorer and Honda Pilot, fitting in between the Tiguan and Touraeg in VW’s lineup, and will offer space for seven passengers.
It will sit on the MQB platform, and likely borrow its engine options from the Touareg, offering a 3.6-liter V6 gas motor, a 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel and possibly a hybrid setup.
GALLERY: Volkswagen Taigun Concept
[Source: Car and Driver]