VW Says Half Of Its Passenger Cars Will Be SUVs By 2025

Today’s the day Volkswagen finally lifts the wraps off its all-new T-Cross. The Polo-sized SUV will be unveiled at the same time in Europe, China, and South America, signaling VW’s global SUV ambitions.

The T-Cross will give the automaker a presence in the fast-growing small SUV market. The B-segment model is part of what Volkswagen calls “the largest SUV offensive in the company’s history.”

Naturally, such a product onslaught will have significant repercussions on the carmaker’s lineup. VW forecasts that, by 2025, every second Volkswagen passenger car sold throughout the world “will probably be an SUV.”

That’s pretty radical when you think about it. One in two VW passenger cars will be an SUV, up from one in five right now. The company expects that the main drivers of the strong SUV sales growth will be North and South America, as well as China. In absolute numbers, VW estimates it will be offering more than 30 SUV models throughout the world by 2025.

Also read: 2020 VW T-Roc Convertible SUV Reveals Its Soft Top For The First Time

Come tomorrow, the German carmaker will have four global SUVs on offer: the T-Cross, T-Roc, Tiguan and Touareg. That excludes regional models such as the North America-exclusive Atlas and China-exclusive Teramont. Many new models will follow, including the first all-electric VW SUV, the I.D. Crozz, that’s set to arrive in 2020.

“SUVs are becoming increasingly popular with our customers throughout the world,” says Jürgen Stackmann, Member of the Board of Management Volkswagen Brand for Sales, Marketing & After Sales.

“This is why we are consistently pursuing our current SUV offensive. It will be a key contribution to strengthening our core business so that we can invest the necessary billions of euros in mobility and autonomous driving,” the executive added.

  • Bash

    And they gonna slam the same arteon face on every SUV they gonna build.

  • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

    And they’ll still be bland as hell.

  • sidewaysspin

    By 2025 they’ll be bankrupt, Tesla will have eaten a fair share of their profits.


    • LeStori

      Well, the boot of a Jaguar E-Pace is about the same size as an Audi A3 or a Mercedes A200. The vehicle is however very large on the outside. How do I know? Well I have had each of them as a hire car and my luggage just fits in all three. The SUV was so large I took over 10 minutes trying to turn around with out damaging the vehicle when the road in the UK got so narroe the SUV would have got stuck in the hedge rows. The A3 or the A200 would have kept going!


    • Marty

      It’s not problems with size of luggage that people try to solve by buying an SUV.

  • 30 cars in 2025? Oh no!

  • Six_Tymes

    Following Fords plan, just at a slightly different pace.

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