With the new T-Cross, Volkswagen is forging ahead with its global SUV product offensive. This was begun in 2016 with the current Tiguan. The Tiguan Allspace, carrying up to seven passengers, and the more compact T-Roc followed in 2017. Parallel to this, Volkswagen also launched the Atlas, which was developed for the USA, and the Teramont as its Chinese sister model – both as seven-seaters – in the segment above in 2017.
The year 2018 also started with SUV fireworks: In New York, Volkswagen of America presented the two Atlas concept vehicles Cross Sport (near-production five-seater) and Tanoak (pick-up). In China, Volkswagen celebrated the world première of the new Touareg – the brand flagship model – in the same month. Leading up to the Touareg launch, the Beijing-based company initially presented two studies, which then went into series production. The Powerful Family SUV (a study of an allrounder designed for families) became the VW Tharu and the Advanced Midsize SUV went on to become the VW Tayron. Both compact models are only available in China. The VW T-Roc, which features a longer wheelbase, is also available on the Chinese market.
The year 2018 again started with SUV fireworks: In New York, Volkswagen of America presented the two Atlas concept vehicles: the Cross Sport (near-production five-seater) and the Tanoak (pick-up). In China, Volkswagen celebrated the world première of the new Touareg – the brand flagship model – in the same month. Alongside the début of the Touareg, the company presented two further concept vehicles in Beijing: the powerful family SUV – concept of an all-round vehicle designed for families – and the advanced mid-size SUV.
A look into the future also reveals a number of very concrete facts: In 2020, the first fully-electric SUV from Volkswagen will be launched on the market: the I.D. CROZZ. With models extending from the T-Cross to the I.D. CROZZ, Volkswagen will offer one of the world’s largest SUV ranges and cover practically all segments.