Volkswagen plans to launch four SUVs in India over next 2 years
Volkswagen as past of the groups new India 2.0 strategy to revamp the brand’s presence has announced that it will bring in 4 SUV over the next two years. Volkswagen is also set to showcase all the new SUV’s at the upcoming AutoExpo. The Tiguan AllSpace, T-Roc , India 2.0 SUV and a Sub-4m SUV are the SUV’s that Volkswagen has stated they will be launching.
Volkswagen is strategically shifting to an SUV focused portfolio for all of its products, as even with the current economic slowdown the top sellers have been SUV’s for various manufacturers. VW is looking to expand its market share that currently stands at just 1% of our domestic market sales for its cars.
“We understand the rapidly changing preferences of our Indian consumers and in-line to the same, we will introduce one of our biggest SUV offensive portfolio for the Indian shores," Steffen Knapp, director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said in a press statement.
Here is a detailed looks at some of the SUV that is headed our way below
Volkswagen Tiguan AllSpace
The Volkswagen Tiguan AllSpace has been spotted recently testing by many publications. The AllSpace will be the 7-seated variant of the Tiguan and will look identical to the current Tiguan that is on sale. It will come with a 2.0-litre TSI engine that is BS-6 compliant and that will send power to all four-wheels via the VW 4Motion all wheel drive system.
Volkswagen T-rock will be positioned below the Tiguan. It will be a completely built unit and assembled at the Pune Chakan plant. That the T-rock is based on the MQB platform from Volkswagen The India bound SUV is expected to have 1.5 L petrol engine mated to a seven speed dual clutch transmission.
VW ID electric compact SUV
Volkswagen will most likely showcase the I D Crozz Electric SUV that is based on its MEB platform. It has a 83 kW lithium iron battery which is powered by 102 bhp electric motor in the front and at the rear it has a 20 4 BHP motor with the total power combined power output of 306 bhp and 450Nm of torque. The claimed range is upwards of 500 km and an estimated top speed of 180kmph. Volkswagen hope to get this concept into production by the end of 2020.
The Volkswagen AO will be theGerman manufacturers Hyundai Creta rival. It is expected to hit production in 2021 and is based on the MQB platform from Volkswagen. It’s most likely will be a tweaked version of the T-Cross. VW will give it a 1.5 TSI engine that produces 130 bhp and might even get a CNG option.