This is somewhat of a surprise, as now we have the spyshots of a production version of the Volkswagen CrossBlue SUV concept spotted in Los Angeles, US. First unveiled at the 2013 Detroit Motor Show, the futuristic-looking SUV had a key element of Volkswagen design DNA.
This test-mule is early prototype with mismatched parts and a fake logo to ensure its identity is hidden. At first glimpse it resembles some strange Chinese cars testing in southern California. However, the silhouette of this full-sized SUV does match with that of the CrossBlue SUV concept. Although it features fake body shell, the SUV’s shape seems appears to be more conservative than the concept’s.
If it goes into production, the CrossBlue would enrich the Volkswagen model lineup with a seven-seat midsize SUV of the 5.0-meter class replacing the Volkswagen Routan. It will be positioned between the Tiguan and the Touraeg SUVs in the Volkswagen’s US line-up. Specifically designed for US market, the new SUV will compete with the likes of the Toyota Highlander, Ford Explorer and the Honda Pilot SUVs.
Skoda’s derivative of Volkswagen CrossBlue Concept is already previewed at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in concept avatar, the production-spec model is confirmed for the 2016 Paris Motor Show which will be held from October 1, 2016. Volkswagen may consider bringing CrossBlue-based full size SUV to India as well!
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