In a recent interview, Volkswagen of America CEO Jonathan Browning confirmed rumors the company is considering a seven-seat crossover.

In a recent interview, Volkswagen of America CEO Jonathan Browning confirmed rumors the company is considering a seven-seat crossover.

He declined to provide additional information, but previous reports have indicated the model could be built alongside the US-spec Passat in Chattanooga, Tennessee. More importantly, the crossover would be less expensive than the Touareg which has suffered low sales due to its premium positioning.

There's no word on when the model could be launched, but it is seen as a key component of Volkswagen's plan to sell 800,000 vehicles annually in the United States by 2018.

Note: Volkswagen Touareg R-Line pictured

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