Volkswagen is on a crossover and SUV spree in the United States, trying to regain long lost sales, and the offensive is set to continue with the launch of a new compact model.
Following the reveal of the large Atlas and seven-seat Tiguan, Volkswagen is beefing up its crossover and SUV lineup with the introduction of the new compact crossover – based on the preview seen three years ago as the T-Roc concept (pictured). As far as we know, the production series version will be revealed in Europe in August, so its first public outing should be at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Afterwards, the new T-Roc will make the jump across the pond to North America, but it appears it will take its time doing so. Apparently, sources within the company have spilled the details – the new compact crossover is only reaching the States in 2019.
The compact crossover’s name hasn’t been set in stone, but we do know it will be placed beneath the Tiguan in the lineup, with a possible manufacturing location for the local version being the company’s Chattanooga plant where the U.S.-spec Passat (based on the previous generation) and the new seven-seat SUV Atlas are being produced. Another option would be VW’s assembly facility in Puebla, Mexico where the Beetle, Jetta, and Golf come alive.
Via Automotive News