VW Group to Launch More than 20 Completely New Models by 2010

During his speech at the Volkswagen Group's Annual Media Conference and Investor Conference on March 12, Prof. Dr Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of VW AG, revealed that the automaker that is made up of nine brands including Volkswagen, Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Scania, SEAT, Skoda and VW CV, will rollout more than 20 completely new models worldwide by 2010.

Winterkorn said that amongst the cars that will be introduced are the sixth-generation VW Golf GTI 210HP in 2009 and the New Small Family based on the Up! Concepts in early 2010 which will be available for both urban drivers in the West and for the emerging markets.

Furthermore, Winterkon said that the further optimization of the TDI, TSI and TFSI turbocharged diesel and gasoline engines is right at the top of the Group's agenda as the company believes that combustion engines will remain the dominant technology for the foreseeable future. "We will break new ground and also introduce SUVs and large saloons with modern turbo- and supercharged 4-cylinder engines ," said Winterkorn.


Sergio said... »March 13, 2009

Is a fact, Volkswagen is producing the best combustion engines of the moment, but they need to invest in alternative fuels, hydrogen for example...that is what I think...

Anonymous said... »March 13, 2009

They need to improve the reliability of their product and customer service. They are both extremely poor.

Anonymous said... »March 13, 2009

And they just fasing out their TDI and bringing the new (old for everybody else) common-rail diesel. It seems even VW cannot support alone an engine architecture.

Anonymous said... »March 14, 2009

Agree...the quality is just not up to speed a.k.a German-doesn't always mean high quality.

Don said... »March 14, 2009

Alas... no word on the on-again, off-again (mostly off), VW 1-Litre car. Too bad. For the right price, it would be a big seller in the US, IMHO.

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