Volkswagen presents strategy til 2030
Volkswagen has presented its strategy for 2030 called ‘New Auto’. At the core of this strategy is the shift to electromobility and the gradual phasing out of the combustion engine – but it goes far beyond electrifying the hardware that has been dominant for so long
VW presents plug-in hybrid T7 van
VW Commercial Vehicles has presented its T7 as a Multivan, in which a plug-in hybrid is part of the drive programme for the first time. This is made possible by a change of platform: the T7 is now based on the Modular Transverse Toolkit.
VW presents two ID.4 versions for China
VW has now officially presented the two versions of the ID.4 made for the Chinese market. The ID.4 X is the version of the electric SUV developed for SAIC-VW, while the ID.4 Crozz is the counterpart of FAW-VW.
Volkswagen is gearing up for PHEV business
In addition to its fully electric models in the ID. series, VW is also planning to roll out further plug-in hybrid versions of the combustion engine series. Before the end of this year, VW plans to present PHEV variants of the Arteon and Tiguan.
Škoda Octavia RS is to be a plug-in-hybrid
After Škoda presented the fourth generation of the Octavia in November with a plug-in hybrid for the first time, the Czech Volkswagen brand has now presented the Octavia RS iV, the first PHEV model in its RS family.
Seat to release hybrid Leon
Volkswagen’s Spanish subsidiary Seat has presented the fourth generation of the Leon, which will also be available as a mild hybrid (eTSI) and as a plug-in hybrid (eHybrid) for the first time. Production will start in January and the market launch in April.
Volkswagen presents Golf 8 with five hybrid versions
With the launch of the Golf 8, Volkswagen is sending its bestseller onto the road in five hybrid variants, without a single purely electric drive among them. Christoph M. Schwarzer has taken a detailed look at them all and asks if the Golf 8 will be the last of its kind.
Volkswagen produces more PHEV parts in China
Volkswagen is now making components for the Group’s plug-in hybrids produced in a newly built hall at its transmission plant in Tianjin, China. In future, the plant will also produce components for the electric car platform MEB.
Will VW release an electric T7 in 2020?
In the coming year, the next generation of the VW T7 bus will be introduced. Currently, the Wolfsburgers are testing several vehicle variants under the chassis of the current generation. It may happen, that the T7 will be introduced as a BEV in the second half of 2020.