Volkswagen is building a new family crossover
It is known that Volkswagen plans to start launching its new family crossover, which will be assembled at the same plant in Tennessee, where the Passat sedan is produced.
According to the auto manufacturer, Volkswagen plans to invest 7 billion dollars in the American auto market by 2018. The carmaker is sure investments will allow bringing the attractive models and improved technologies to the U.S. market.
The Volkswagen Group has chosen the factory in Tennessee to launch a new crossover that is expected to have seven seats.
The new crossover’s selling is planned for 2016. The novelty is built on the CrossBlue concept car, which was introduced in Detroit last year as the three-row SUV. That concept was presented as a rival for the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander and the Ford Explorer.
Owing to the introduction of the new crossover, the Volkswagen plans to increase sales, which dropped by 13 per cent this year while grew by 4 per cent due to SUV, truck and crossover models.
The CEO Volkswagen said that the new crossover might become one of four key models produced for the U.S. market such as the Passat sedan, Tiguan compact crossover and the Jetta compact sedan. The auto manufacturer uses its brand’s MQB tools.
The brand’s Tennessee plant was established in 2011 and has the production capacity of 150,000 cars per year. Currently, the carmaker plans to expand the plant to increase the capacity to annual 250,000 cars.
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