It’s official – Volkswagen CrossBlue to be produced in 2016 in the U.S. image

Volkswagen has recently announced its plans to put the CrossBlue into production in a couple of years as the model in question will be assembled at the Chattanooga plant, in the United States.

Originally unveiled at the 2013 North American International Auto Show, in a concept form, the Volkswagen CrossBlue Concept is being placed into the spotlights once again, this time with the German based automaker announcing its production version. According to the car manufacturer, the model in question will be entering production at the Chattanooga plant, in the United States, in 2016, alongside the Passat in the U.S.-spec version.

In order to produce the 7-seat mid-size SUV at the facility, VW will have to invest approximately 900 million USD in the plant and to hire approximately 2,000 people. The VW CrossBlue will be developed especially for the U.S. market and it will be offered with a 7-seat arrangement with a 3-seat bench in the middle and it will be riding on the MQB platform. The same dimensions as the concept will be retained and this means 4,986 mm in length, 2,014 mm in width and 1,732 mm in height. The first deliveries of the CrossBlue will be made in 2017.

  • Vincent Wolf

    If they build it I will buy it but only if they increase the battery to about 20 kWh. 9.6 is too small and EV range sucks. Fourteen miles is the same mistake Honda made. Now Honda is pulling out of the hybrid PHEV business because no one will buy a PHEV with such a meager mileage in EV mode. Chevy has it right with the VOlt increasing the EV range to 50. That’s what people want. Not 14!!! A mere 14 miles is just a gimmick to the American people. I guess Europeans think All Americans are fools. No thanks VW!