Volkswagen Planning Onslaught Of Electrical Crossovers In Bid To Take Gross sales From Tesla

Volkswagen is creating a number of all-electric crossovers and SUVs because it seems to be to achieve a bigger share of the EV market. Whereas VW continues to dominate ICE gross sales, it has struggled to achieve vital momentum in terms of EVs. Its preliminary devoted EV choices, the ID.3 and the ID.4, had been plagued with software program points at launch and didn’t considerably undercut Tesla’s pricing for the Mannequin 3 and Y. 

That mentioned, Volkswagen has nonetheless been promoting a powerful quantity of electrical vehicles. Final 12 months the automaker delivered 325,100 EVs globally. In the meantime, the VW Group as a complete offered 572,100 electrical vehicles. These figures solely look considerably underwhelming in comparison with Tesla, who offered over 1.3 million EVs final 12 months.

That mentioned, VW is eager to catch up quick. The German automaker’s not too long ago revealed ID.7 sedan options new {hardware} and over 300 miles of vary. Volkswagen additionally launched its lengthy awaited MPV, the ID. Buzz, in Europe earlier this 12 months. 

As for future electrical fashions, we now have some insights: plenty of crossovers and SUVs. With the phase persevering with to develop, it solely is sensible that VW is wanting so as to add extra choices to its crossover and SUV EV lineup. A brand new report by AutoCar suggests VW is planning to launch two new electrical crossovers and one SUV by 2028.

First, an electrical Tiguan will launch in 2025. It is anticipated to take a seat slightly below the ID.4, which can be facelifted subsequent 12 months. Subsequent up is a budget-friendly compact crossover and a flagship luxurious SUV. It is attainable the compact crossover can be a Europe-only mannequin, though we can’t know for positive for an additional few years. As for the posh SUV, it may doubtlessly be an electrical Touareg alternative. Regardless of remaining standard in Europe the Touareg hasn’t been offered within the US since 2017, though it seems it may make a comeback as an EV.


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