Volkswagen has plans for a three-row SUV and a subcompact for the U.S. market

Article by Christian Andrei, on April 26, 2011

Many believe that to expand in the U.S., Volkswagen has to start offering SUVs. VW has yet to go full-blast with this plan though. So far, the new Jetta and Passat haven’t generated a lot of excitement. Sales of the new Jetta in the past month have been tremendous. The Passat will soon be launched though.

Jonathan Browning, the head of VW’s U.S. operations, said that he would welcome a crossover to be built. He said that it would be likely to have three rows of seats.

The Touareg already functions as a type of halo product for VW. Meanwhile, the new three-row ute is being aimed at mainstream models such as the Honda Pilot and Ford Explorer. Another thing is that this model would need a price tag that’s suitable to the market.

It’s speculated that the VW will offer a subcompact car in the U.S. Notably, VW’s Polo is slotted lower than the Golf throughout the globe. It’s not exactly inspiring but it has been assembled expertly and it is also efficient.

Insiders say that VW wants to sell a sub-Golf car in the U.S. However, VW said that the existing Polo is out of the question.

It also said the Polo wasn’t designed for the U.S. market. It’s likely that the model would move towards American-optimized products such as the Jetta and Passat rather than the Euro ones likes the Golf and CC.

Topics: vw, suv, united states

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