German automaker Volkswagen might be a late entrant to the fast paced and rapidly growing crossover and SUV craze, but the automaker has become a major player in the segment in very short time. Now they automaker is gearing up to introduce another midsize SUV as Volkswagen Midsize SUV’s first test body shell has built. The car will be assembled in Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant in Tennessee. The automaker has been saying for long time, that the upcoming midsize SUV will be a seven seater in the US market.
The upcoming car’s production will commence later this year and it will go on sale from 2017 onwards. The German automaker also reveals that this car will resemble with the 2013 revealed VW CrossBlue concept. As the automaker claims, the three row larger SUV will possess high quality, emotional, design focus characteristics and it will come with class leading innovations. Not only that, the car will be targeting the US market, where Volkswagen is yet to become a major player.
The German automaker says, the test body of the upcoming SUV was built to check the calibration of the manufacturing plant’s body shop equipments. Now the test body will go through further tests and developments to ensure everything is ready for the production. Once launched, the Volkswagen CrossBlue concept inspired upcoming midsize SUV will take on the other cars like Ford Explorer and Toyota Highlander. The upcoming car will sport sharp crease incorporated hood, muscular fenders and side plastic body cladding.
Volkswagen is tight lipped about the powertrain detail of the car, but the upcoming SUV might get a 3.6 litre V6 engine under the hood, which will be capable to churn out 280 hp of peak power and 350 Nm of peak torque. There could be a 2.0 litre four cylinder turbocharged engine and a plug in hybrid powertrain available as well.