Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE concept front three quarters right

New details emerge on new VW crossovers headed to USA

March 30, 2015
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Volkswagen has been planning two new crossovers made specially for the U.S. market to appeal to the American car buyers. A new report from Automotive News reveals new details about these new crossovers.

The new crossovers will be designed to have more aggressive and muscular styling, totally different from the conservatively styled Volkswagens which work well for Europe and China but fail in the USA. One of the two crossovers will be a compact model, while the other one will be a midsize, indicates the report.

Citing words of Klaus Bischoff, Executive Director of Volkswagen Design, the report reveals that the midsize crossover which will be built at the company’s Chattanooga plant, will be nearly 200 inches long and more than 78 inches wide – the largest-ever VW-designed designed vehicle. Making the dimensions easier to imagine, the chief designer says that the size and proportion of the midsize crossover will be similar to that of the Audi Q7. The design of the new midsize crossover will be inspired from the Cross Coupe GTE concept that was unveiled at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Volkswagne T-Roc concept front three quarters right

The company is also bringing a new sub-compact crossover to rival the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, Nissan Juke and the likes. Citing a report from a German newspaper Die Welt, the report says that it will be based on the Golf. As per the report, the overall proportions and size of this sub-compact crossover will be similar to that of the T-ROC concept that debuted at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

Also headed to the U.S., is a larger, 184.6 inches long Tiguan with more cargo room. The facelifted U.S.-spec Passat with new headlights, grille design, hood, fenders, and taillights, arrives later this year, adds the report.

[Source: Automotive News]

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