Anton Andres / Volkswagen, Carpix for AutoIndustriya.com, Carmag | May 10, 2017 07:39
Five all-new Volkwagen models to debut this year
Volkswagen recently concluded their annual meeting to discuss their 'Transform 2025+' plan as well as the products the German automaker will be unveiling this year. During the meeting, Volkswagen Brand CEO Dr. Herbert Diess said that five all-new model will make their debut this year.
In Diess' timeframe, the next all-new Volkswagen to be revealed this year will be the next-generation Polo. Volkswagen has shown official photos of the car already, albeit with test car camouflage. In its current guise (fifth-generation), the marque's B-segment hatchback has been in production since 2009 and is due for a change. The sixth-generation Polo will be making its premiere sometime next month but Diess did not mention an exact date.
By August, Volkswagen will be expanding their crossover range with the T-ROC. Two months ago, a CGI image of the car surfaced online and will slot below the Tiguan. The T-Roc takes its name from the 2014 concept of the same name and measured in at 4,178 mm long, putting it right in the middle of the B-segment crossover segment. Should the production model stay close to those dimensions, the T-Roc's primary competition will be the Ford EcoSport and Nissan Juke.
Two months after the T-Roc, the all-new Touareg will be revealed, as well as the Virtus, better known as the Polo Sedan. Our spies have mentioned that the Touareg was initially slated for a 2018 reveal but Volkswagen has set its debut date earlier. The third-generation Touareg was caught uncovered back in March and featured some design cues from the Arteon. As for the Virtus/Polo Sedan, there are very little details surrounding the upcoming B-segment sedan.
The last car to be unveiled by Volkswagen in 2017 will be the seventh-generation Jetta. To be revealed by December, the details are scarce regarding the C-Segment sedan. However, it is possible that it's underpinnings may for the basis of the next-generation Golf.