VW To Expand Line-Up Further
- 05/31/2012 |
- by Tara Baukus Mello |
- Total Car News / Manufacturer
Volkswagen will add a mid-size SUV to its product line-up in the United States. Volkswagen of America CEO Jonathan Browning told reporters about the plans for the new vehicle at an Automotive Press Association event in Detroit.
VW currently offers two SUVs, the Tiguan (shown above) and the Touareg (shown below) in the United States. The 2012 models of both cars have Total Car Score's that are much higher than the segment average. The 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan has an 81.50 Total Car Score, well above the 74.43 segment average, while the 2012 Volkswagen Touareg gets a 81.91 Total Car Score, in a segment where 75.46 is the average.
Adding a mid-size SUV to the product line would appeal to buyers who prefer a slightly larger vehicle than the Tiguan, but not the size of the Touareg. Since there is more than a $20,000 gap between the starting prices of the Tiguan and Touareg, the new mid-size SUV would also likely attract new buyers to the brand looking for an SUV in the $30,000 price range.
Browning did not offer any specifics on when Volkswagen might introduce the new model.