VW Working on 3-Row Crossover, US-Oriented Tiguan

At the rate things are going, Volkswagen really will have to be renamed People’s Car, because the German automaker is doing everything it can to cater to the growing American market. While we really don’t agree with the Group’s efforts to copy other brands instead of selling what people really believe VW to stand for, that’s basically what will make them grow in coming years.
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According to CarAndDriver, Volkswagen is hard at work developing a three-row crossover to take on the likes of the Ford Explorer and Dodge Durango in the US. The platform will reportedly be borrowed from the Passat, with production to take place at the company’s new Chattanooga, Tennessee or Mexico plants.

Unfortunately, this 3-row crossover probably spells the end of the Routan, which is built on the same line as the Chrysler Town & Country. Also, company sources say the Tiguan, which recently received a facelift, will become less sporty and more oriented to US consumers.
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