Volkswagen will be presenting no fewer than four world premières at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show from 7-17 March. These four highlights will predominantly shine a spotlight on two topics: electric mobility and performance.
The ID. BUGGY shows a new facet of the modular electric drive matrix (MEB). With its purist design, the concept car is a modern interpretation of an icon – the legendary dune buggy from California. A cool, open-air, zero-emission, high-tech summer beach-and-city vehicle. The reincarnation of an automotive lifestyle with a high-voltage battery integrated into the vehicle floor.
Comfortable, digital and better connected than ever before, the eighth generation of the Passat is the latest version of the world’s most successful mid-range model. It is a reflection of technical progress, featuring world firsts such as Travel Assist, which enables partially automated motion across nearly the entire speed range, and a capacitive steering wheel. The plug-in hybrid model, the Passat GTE, now has a significantly extended electrical range and can be driven as a zero-emission vehicle for short periods of time.
The T-Roc product line, which was met with success when it launched in 2017, is getting a new top model – the T-Roc R. The model is a high-performance variant of the compact crossover boasting a uniquely sporty design and redesigned front and rear sections – a progressive combination of performance, lifestyle and great everyday usability. The T-Roc R was developed by Volkswagen R and tested at locations such as the legendary Nürburgring. This powerhouse is driven by a four-cylinder TSI engine with 2.0 litre capacity, an output of 221 kW / 300 PS and torque of 400 Nm.
At 900 Nm, the Touareg V8 TDI boasts a level of torque comparable to that of super sports cars. It takes the pole position among the powerful German-made diesel SUVs with an output of 310 kW / 421 PS while also offering a high level of comfort thanks to the standard air suspension. The new, eight-cylinder high-tech engine meets the requirements of emission standard Euro 6d-TEMP.