The German brand of «folk cars» is presented in the Russian Federation only nine models, as shown on the official Russian website of the automaker. But the fact is that in the markets of other countries, the model range of the German concern is much more, since in the Russian Federation most of the cars of different class are not in demand and, accordingly, logistics expenses will not recoup their delivery to dealers. But in the conditions of the current crisis, such a large model range in the global market was excessive for Volkswagen.
The management of the automaker decided the first «crunch» a model range of crossovers. The head of the research and development of Volkswagen Frank Welsh reported that
«In our portfolio there are enough SUVs. To date, there are 14 models in the ruler, although we do not need more than 10, it is ineffective, «the Top Manager of the Concern leads autocar.
Reducing will affect the machines built on the MQB platform, but what kind of models are we talking about, until it is reported. But it is known that the electrocars of the ID family will be replaced by many of them.
The cost of modernization of turbo diesel engines will lead to a significant increase in prices for such cars, and in the end, they will simply stop buying. Soon, diesel engines can forever disappear from the models gamma like VW Polo and Golf. Nevertheless, as the company’s representative added, larger diesel crossovers while nothing threatens. Apparently, these actions of the German concern will affect the global line, they hardly affect the Russian line of the automaker. She was optimized in the postcrem crisis. Although nothing cannot be eliminated.
Recently, Volkswagen published the designer sketches of the updated Tiguan crossover, the premiere of which will take place in the near future. Judging by the teizer, the design of the car will turn into a new generation Polo and Jetta sedans, as well as with Golf and Passat families. From the iconic changes, too, a LED front and rear optics will be included in the basic equipment of the updated crossover, and adaptive matrix headlights IQ Light with 22 diodes will be available as the option, which varies the intensity of the light beam depending on the situation. The main technical innovation will be the appearance of a hybrid power plant, which, presumably, borrow with the updated Volkswagen Passat GTE stationary. It includes a 1,4-liter upgrade four-cylinder gasoline engine with a capacity of 156 hp, working in a pair with a 115-strong electric motor and a set of batteries by 13 kilowatt-hours. The stroke reserve is exceptionally on electric traction will exceed 50 km. But, apparently, the new Tiguan for Russia will have a special technical component. In Russia, the model is one
Also in Russia expect the premiere of a new compact crossover
In addition, the manufacturer recently revealed the appearance of the Nivus sacrifice, which will change Polo hatchback. But this is still concerning the markets of Latin American countries and Europe. Volkswagen published a photo of the city cross-coupe Nivus, repeating that the preparation of the model for market entry is in the final stage — this will happen in the first half of 2020. A place with the photo company published several facts about the novelty. For example, Nivus will receive completely LED optics and 17-inch wheels, and the volume of the trunk is one best indicators in the segment: 415 liters. Also, the novelty will be the first compact crossover equipped with adaptive cruise control.
Volkswagen told how the engine is equipped with a novelty: it will be a liter 3-cylinder motor with a capacity of 128 hp, which is capable of working including on Ethanol (this is for the Brazilian market). Versions with «Mechanics» at Volkswagen Nivus will not be, only a 6-range «automatic» — such a decision was made on the basis of market preferences: buyers choose automatic transmission