Volkswagen AG's upcoming sport/utility vehicle (SUV) — set for a 2002 launch — was developed to accept the company's still-prototype 12-cyl. engine, VW sources tell Ward's. Use of the peculiar “W-12” (two of VW's narrow-angle VR6 6-cyl. engines married together to create a “W” configuration) presumably would give VW a unique position in the world's most quickly growing vehicle segment. Although the source says prototypes of the new VW SUV were engineered for the W-12, there is no ...

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