The VW CrossBlue 7 Passenger SUV was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2013. A little refresher of what it has to offer: The CrossBlue concept is a plug-in hybrid diesel with two electric motors. Total output is 306 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, and power is routed to all four wheels via a six-speed dual-clutch transmission, it is estimated to do zero to 60 mph in seven seconds. the CrossBlue is built using the VW Group’s MQB architecture, a system that allows the company to build many different vehicles on the same assembly line.
Rumors have been swirling that the CrossBlue SUV will be built in an expansion of the Chattanooga, Tennessee Plant. Bringing a mid-size hybrid SUV to the America market for Volkswagen it is a long time coming and what they are calling a natural progression in the family of VW’s. Volkswagen Group of America CEO Jonathan Browning told said in 2011 that a full-size crossover would be “a very natural extension to the brand.” Production chief Michael Macht said Volkswagen will either expand Chattanooga or build a second U.S. plant, and VW sales chief Christian Klingler said a handful of U.S.-specific models could follow.
There is no date for production, release, or pricing… But our fingers are crossed for 2016!