After expanding its market share considerably with new Passat and Jetta models designed specifically for the U.S., the German automaker is now planning a seven-seat crossover to rival the likes of the Ford Explorer, Nissan Pathfinder and Toyota Highlander. This new three-row machine hits a popular segment that Volkswagen is currently not competing in.
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While larger than the Touareg, the new 7-passeger crossover is expected to be priced well below that premium-level SUV, and be competitive with segment rivals.
Set to bow in Detroit on Monday, the new model will likely appear as a concept car rather than a production model, something the sketch hints at, especially with the crossover’s oversized wheels.
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