A decision on whether VW’s CrossBlue SUV will be sold in the UK has yet to be finalised, say insiders.
The production version of the CrossBlue concept will follow a long-wheelbase version of the revised Tiguan into showrooms in other markets in 2016. It is an even larger SUV based on an adapted MQB platform structure and designed to take on the likes of the Hyundai Santa Fe.
The concept was given the green light for production by VW bosses early this year, having made its debut at the Detroit motor show in 2013. Reports have suggested the CrossBlue will cost from around £20,000 in the US.
A more sporting version of the car, dubbed the CrossBlue Coupe, was also seen at the Shanghai motor show.
Sources have previously noted that a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine producing around 187bhp would be a likely choice for the production version, possibly featuring hybrid drive.
A pre-production prototype model driven by Autocar featured that same engine in conjunction with two electric motors, making a combined output of 302hp.
Additional reporting by Darren Moss
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