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Volkswagen teases new SUV for the Beijing Auto Show

Published on April 18, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Volkswagen teases new SUV for the Beijing Auto Show

Volkswagen has released a flock of teasers of their new concept SUV that will debut next week on the Beijing Auto Show. The concept previews a new seven-seat SUV for China that will be positioned between the Tiguan and the Touareg, and launch on the Chinese car market in early 2017.

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There have long been rumors and sightings of this new SUV, mostly connected to the Volkswagen CrossBlue and CrossBlue Coupe concept cars. However, none of those had these sexy hips, so this new SUV is either a redesign of the CrossBluez or an entire new car.

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The concept will be powered by a plug-in hybrid drive train with an output of 376hp (not 375) and 699nm (not 700). Range on all-electric will be 50 kilometer. Very nice, for a concept. The real thing will get 1.8 TSI, 2.0 TSI, and 3.0 TSI petrol engines, and maybe something hybrid later in its lifetime.

The seven-seat variant will be manufactured by Shanghai-Volkswagen, and FAW-Volkswagen will get the sportier five-seat variant. Both car stand on Volkswagen’s MQB platform.

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