After back in April the first development mules of VW’s new B-segment SUV has been spied testing, in May the car has been showcased by VW themselves. It seems that the future 2018 VW Midsize SUV is going to be based on the same MQB platform as the Passat. This means that the car will feature a transverse front engine and either front or all wheel drive. The wheelbase of the new model is only 3.4 inches longer than that of the Touareg. Despite that, the new SUV looks noticeably larger than the Touareg.
2018 VW Midsize SUV
There are two possible engines for the 2018 VW Midsize SUV so far. Because it will have a transverse engine, it won’t get any exotic powertrains. Instead, it seems that the base model might receive their 2 liters turbocharged inline 4 which currently makes 200 horsepower and little over 200 lb-ft of torque in certain applications. However, the more probable contender here is their 3.6 liter naturally aspirated VR6 engine.
Release date: Late 2017