Volkswagen's Three-Row Crossover Spied Again

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Volkswagen is doing away with more camouflage on its upcoming three-row crossover.

This latest set of spy photos show prototypes that look close to production-spec, ditching the previously seen fake front fascias. Around the sides, the mid-sections are totally camouflage free, with a belt line showing that is reminiscent of a Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The crossover is said to be slightly larger than a Ford Explorer, though a little smaller than a Chevy Traverse. Pricing should be in the $50,000 range, making it one of VW’s more expensive models.

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Under the hood, a 3.6-liter V6 borrowed from the Passat should be offered along with a smaller 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. According to our spy photographer, there was a clear difference in sound between two of the prototypes; one was clearly a V6 while the other sounded like a four cylinder.

A plug-in hybrid version is also expected to be offered. VW’s overdue three-row crossover will finally go on sale in early 2017.

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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