Thursday, January 21, 2010
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.