Recently there has been buzz that the Volkswagen Routan had met its demise. Today those rumors were wiped out and production will resume in the summer of 2013. Rainer Michel, Vice President of product marketing and strategy at Volkswagen of America, told Automotive News earlier this month that Volkswagen sees less room to grow in the minivan market than in the larger market for crossovers and SUVs.
Volkswagen Group of America CEO Jonathan Browning said during an interview with Automotive News in August, “We don’t have a seven-seat vehicle priced in the heartland of the mid-sized SUV,” he also said. “That’s clearly an opportunity for us.”
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