Volkswagen 7 Passenger SUV Release Date
There is a lot to love from the fun-to-drive Tiguan and the luxurious Touareg SUV models. But some Volkswagen fans may be hoping that the German auto manufacturer will develop a larger SUV for the U.S. market that can carry even more passengers. If you’re one of them, then you’re in luck. VW recently confirmed its commitment for a future Volkswagen 7 passenger SUV release date for the United States.
Details are slim, but we will share what we know and what we are speculating. Volkswagen is committed to expanding its Chattanooga production facility in Tennessee, which is where this new 7 passenger SUV is planned to be developed. This new SUV will receive an investment of about $900 million, making it a major project.
That sure has us excited, but when can we expect to see the model? Well, our excitement will have to be put on pause for short while, as the model isn’t expected to begin production until the end of 2016. This leave us expecting a late 2017 model year release date, unless we’re unlucky and have to wait until the 2018 model year.
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What is Volkswagen’s new 7 passenger SUV?
So what is this larger SUV? Is it a redesign of the Tiguan or Touareg? Probably not. It sounds like this will be a completely new model, but unfortunately, exact details are slim.
It has already been confirmed, however, that the three-row Tiguan model will be produced, which we saw revealed with European specs at the Frankfurt International Motor Show. The word going around is that this new 7 passenger SUV is based off of VW’s Crossblue concept model unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in 2013. It’s an attractive model and we’d certainly be thrilled to see it produced in some shape or form.
So although the Volkswagen 7 passenger SUV release date is a little ways off, we will hopefully have more detailed information available to us soon. Be sure to check back to the Findlay Volkswagen blog for news as it arrives.
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