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Volkswagen’s efforts to satisfy the American market is getting a boost, with the carmaker set to launch a new seven-seater SUV specifically for the US. The new SUV will be a cheaper option for those who can’t afford the Touareg. The new vehicle will come from VW’s new plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, which is also used to build the new Passat.

Volkswagen US boss Jonathan Browning has been quoted as saying that the new SUV will seat seven passengers. The new model’s launch is a part of VW’s plan to increase US sales from last year’s 256,830 to 800,000 by 2018.

Volkswagen is looking at capturing a major share of the American auto market, for this they would have to bring up a whole line-up of cars suited for the US.

The German major has already brought the new Jetta and Passat (cheapened up versions) to the US and also plans to bring in the Polo too. However, the Up! city car or any other pick-ups will come to the US.

Not many details about the SUV are known as of now. We are waiting for the pricing and launch details too.

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