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The German based automaker Volkswagen is planning to introduce a new seven-seat SUV for the United States auto market, which will rival models like the Honda Pilot or the Ford Explorer.

According to blog.caranddriver.com, the three-row SUV will most likely be built at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant or a company facility in Mexico, and rumors say that the automaker will use the new Passat’s platform as a starting point, which should ensure that the upcoming SUV will be big enough to satisfy its future American owners’ tastes and make them choose the “European” model over the Ford Explorer or the Honda Pilot, but the company might have some problems with its Asian competitor because the Japanese automaker is moving ahead with its Pilot.

Even if we don’t have any official details about the upcoming Volkswagen crossover with its seven seats, the model is most likely to be powered in the entry-level version by a 3.0 liter V6 diesel engine, with the 3.6 liter V6 being offered as an optional, for higher trim levels. Rumors say that the German based automaker’s new model will help the company sell 800.000 vehicles b 2018. There’s no word on the new Volkswagen model’s price but its main competitors the Honda Pilot and the Ford Explorer start at 29.280 USD and 29.105 USD.