FAW-VW to use the ‘Passat Method’ to develop new SUV

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Volkswagen has a hard job in China, managing two highly sucesful joint venture is akin to raising chicks in a nest, the ones that cry out the loudest get the tastiest morsels of meat when mommy returns. SH-VW received the North American Passat, FAW-VW received the Euro Passat, FAW-VW develops the Bora, SH-VW develops the Lavida, SH-VW gets the Tiguan, FAW-VW gets the Golf. Can you say nightmare? Now FAW-VW want to emulate the popularity of the Tiguan by using the platform to develop their own compact SUV for the Chinese market.

Details regarding the new SUV are not entirely clear at this stage, with more rumors indicating that FAW-VW will introduce a Seat SUV into China very soon. Another rumor is that VW will introduce a mid size SUV to compete against the Toyota Highlander and Nissan Pathfinder, the Highlander has proven to be a popular vehicle in the Chinese market with no clear rivals as of yet despite it being on the market for several years.

About the author  ⁄ FrankF

Frank entered the automotive industry via his father's instructions. He grew up with cars around him, especially as his father was a major auto restorer, Frank's childhood was spent passing beers, tools and coffee to his father whilst he explained the ins and outs of engines. Frank now works in the Chinese car industry at a specific manufacturer.


  • steve
    June 19, 2012

    It would be good to see a VW rival for the highlander made in china to match the price.

  • BloFeld
    June 23, 2012

    My Bro. who cares the VW group?

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