New Volkswagen Mid-Size SUV Scheduled For 2018 Model Year

By | 10/29/2014

Lately there are numerous rumors roaming around the internet about the possible new Volkswagen mid-size SUV. Though these speculations haven’t been confirmed yet, there are solid reasons to believe they really are true. These reasons mostly rely on the number of very specific rumors, which talk about the possible exterior and interior design, powertrain etc. Also, the manufacturer has recently taken a lot of interest into the North American market, which craves for the models this type. The famous automaker has launched a wide array of models for the USA market, and this all-new crossover is just what it needs to complete the offer. According to some sources, the new model will be released during 2017, most likely as a 2018 model. As for its premiere, it may even happen sooner, during 2016, but this is not confirmed information. Also, there are a lot of speculations about the new model’s features. We will tell you only about those we see as a probable option.

CrossBlue Coupe Concept Rear View

Design And Body Of Volkswagen Mid-Size SUV

The all-new Volkswagen mid-size SUV design is still kept as a secret, but there are some leaks on this topic. According to them, the new model’s appearance will be based on the CrossBlue Concept, which was introduced at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. The same concept will be used for the redesigned Tiguan, so the two models might have a similar exterior. However, the new crossover will be bigger than the aforementioned model. It is said that the all-new model will come with three rows of seats. And its dimensions will surely be bigger than those of the Tiguan. The new model should inherit the size of the CrossBlue Concept, which is 68.2 inches tall, 79.3 inches wide and 196.3 inches long. However, the manufacturer said that the new crossover will be taller than the CrossBlue for at least two inches. In addition, the all-new Volkswagen model will be underpinned by the famous MQB platform, which will surely have a positive impact on its performance, in terms of stability, agility and fuel economy. As for the exterior design, the new model will be based on the appearance of the CrossBlue concept, but it will not look exactly like it. The production model is more likely to seem a bit less extravagant than the concept, but nevertheless, we are sure its appearance will be modern, stylish and dominant.

CrossBlue Coupe Concept Base For Volkswagen Mid-size SUV

Volkswagen Mid-Size SUV Will Be Powered By Various Powertrains

As for the powertrain, the new Volkswagen mid-size SUV will come with a rich palette of engine options. Reportedly, the new model will offer both gasoline and diesel units. The unit chosen for this model will probably be four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline and the same diesel TDI engine. Also, there are rumors that the new model will offer a gasoline V6 unit. In addition, there are also rumors about the possible plug-in hybrid powertrain, but this has yet to be confirmed. The new crossover will most likely come with a standard front-wheel drive, while the all-wheel drive will be offered as an option.

Release And Debut

The Volkswagen all-new mid-size SUV will probably be released during 2017 as a 2018 model, though it is said that its debut might happen a year before that, sometime during 2016. Since the CrossBlue Coupe Concept had its premiere at the 2013 LA Auto Show, some sources believe that the new crossover will follow this new rule and have its debut at the same manifestation two years from now.

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