The Volkswagen Group held its annual informative session and took the opportunity to make clear what its short and long-term plans are, as well as to explain what the company’s situation is.
There are still echoes of Diesel, but Volkswagen T-Roc has come out quite unscathed: in Europe they have repaired 57% of the affected vehicles and expect to reach 100% before the end of the year, and the benefits obtained by the group, 3,400 million in the first semester, show that they continue to have the confidence of the public.
Even with this, the bet of the brand moves away from diesel and approaches electricity. The so-called ‘Transform 2025+’ plan aims to make Volkswagen T-Roc the leader in electric mobility, achieving sales of one million units of this type of vehicle by 2025. With prototypes presented as ID Buzz or ID Crozz. The one that will have a capital importance will be the ID Concept. The production model that derives from it, since it will be the first to reach the market and will have to “open the can”.
And if that is a pillar of the future, the other, which is also a short-term pillar, is that of the SUV. The brand is aware of the success and importance of these vehicles in most markets and that is why it will bet on them in a big way: by 2019 it expects to have 19 different models globally.
Some of them, like the Tiguan Allspace, have been released this year. But will soon be joined by others, such as the Volkswagen T-Roc. Whose production has been confirmed to begin in August.