Volkswagen R & D director confirms that the SUV lineup is close to the first electric SUV released at the end of the year

Posted 2021-01-03 00:00:00 +0000 UTC

Just a few years ago, there were only two models, medium and large Touareg and compact touguan. With the continuous popularity of SUV market segments, especially in China, Volkswagen is also actively responding. Now there are 14 models from high-performance Touareg R (plug-in hybrid version) to car running cross-border atlas cross sport (domestic version is called tuon x). At the same time, SUV array capacity is also expanding, and nivus (Polo cross-border version) with id.4 and smaller size will be launched soon. Now, no matter the size, power consumption, convertible / hardtop, high-performance version or 7-seat version, the Volkswagen SUV is fully covered, we can't help but ask, will Volkswagen plan to launch more SUVs in the future? The latest news shows that Frank Welsch, head of research and development of Volkswagen, confirmed that there is almost no room for the Volkswagen product line-up to accommodate more SUVs, but Volkswagen has enough SUV models to meet the market demand: "I don't think the growth of SUV market has ended, but we have enough. We don't need 10 SUVs. If we have too many SUVs, but only sell 30000 or 40000 each year, we won't be able to make money. We will focus on the successful SUV. " In fact, in 2019 alone, Volkswagen produced 910926 compact SUV Tiguan, which can be purchased in 80% of the world's countries, making it the best-selling vehicle of Volkswagen brand and Volkswagen Group. In the past year, Volkswagen has produced one Tiguan every 35 seconds, making it the best-selling SUV in Europe and one of the three most popular SUVs in the world. Since its release at the end of 2007, by the spring of 2020, Volkswagen Tiguan has achieved a milestone of production and sales exceeding 6 million vehicles. According to weiershi, VW will phase out the models of MQB platform. At present, the models of the platform include arteon (CC for domestic version), touan (confirmed to be discontinued) and Passat (maiteng for domestic version), but he did not disclose the specific models. At the same time, Volkswagen will launch more electric vehicles, so that Volkswagen has a similar number of lineups. "We won't have more cars than we do today. For SUVs, we are represented in every segment. " Welsh added. The upcoming new SUV will be id.4, the first electric SUV of Volkswagen. Id.4 will introduce two body versions, regular version and car version. According to the original plan, VW id.4 will be officially released by the end of 2020, and the maximum range of wltp certification is 500km. For more information about Volkswagen SUV, please pay attention to the follow-up reports of sina motor.

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