It might not look like much with all that camo, but this is Volkswagen's next big thing.
I mean big in the literal sense -- it's larger than the current Touareg SUV.
It's VW's first three-row SUV, built for the US and China.
Germans don't really go for the whole three-row ute thing, because they don't really need 'em.
We didn't get to drive it, but we did get to take a pretty long ride in it.
What I can tell you is that it drives quite nicely.
Thicker tire sidewalls soak up some road nastiness, while a taut chassis keeps it nice and flat when the going gets twisty.
Thin A pillars give the driver and passenger excellent forward visibility.
All three rows have ample legroom and headroom, even with my 6-foot frame.
The car will debut to the public at the LA Auto Show this fall.
Volkswagen's still working on a name, though.
Rumor has it VW might stray away from the traditional SUV taxonomy, wherein its ute names all start with the letter T.