VW Crossover Concept to Debut in Detroit

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Volkswagen plans to give the 2015 Detroit Auto Show a preview of its upcoming three-row crossover.

The German automaker will unveil a five-seat version of its upcoming seven-seater crossover that it will build starting in 2016 at its Chattanooga, Tenn. plant. Automotive News reports that the concept vehicle will head to production in a couple of years as Volkswagen looks to capture some of the growing crossover segment in the U.S. The new model is said to complement the existing Tiguan concept and Touareg midsize crossover, with the Tiguan getting a major overhaul next year with new variants such as a coupe-style version and a long-wheelbase model.

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VW believes having more crossover and SUV models are essential to helping build sales in the U.S. and even sounds like it’s considering a pickup truck to help boost vehicle sales. Through the first 11 months of the year, VW sales are down 11 percent compared to 2013 with the company selling 332,911 vehicles in the U.S.

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[Source: Automotive News]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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