In 2019, there six new models from brands owned by the Volkswagen Group will be revealed. The new vehicles will include Porsche Cayenne Coupe and Audi SUVs and more.
2019 will see the launch of six models that derive from Volkswagen Group’s automobile empire, as confirmed by the German manufacturer at the 2018 Annual Conference. These models are introduced briefly on screen during the presentation on financial performance at the conference.
Porsche Cayenne Coupe, Audi Q3 Sportback and another Audi SUV are some remarkable all-new launches among the six names. Besides, the current Bentley Flying Spur will also be replaced in 2019 by a new vehicle, as confirmed by VW Group.
Volkswagen Bora and Lavida which is currently on sale in the Chinese market will be given electrification in 2019. The electric version will continue to be exclusive to China.
The VW Group also gives us a glance into their longer-term plan of providing 22 million all-electric vehicles. Apart from the six models that will kick off in 2019, VW Group will expand their market by developing a range of new electric models. The first stage of this plan is approaching with the launch of the all-electric vehicles like Porsche Taycan, Mission E Cross Turismo, E-tron Sportback and E-tron, the Audi E-tron GT, the Volkswagen Buzz, Vizzion, Crozz and ID hatchback, as well as the Skoda Vision E. Another 15 electric models underpinned by the new MEB platform are also confirmed. It will be the second stage of VW’s grand scheme of electrifying its product portfolio. These pure electric cars are expected to arrive the market from 2022 onwards.
Volkswagen Group has confirmed the launch of six all-new models in 2019
Volkswagen Group has a high hope on the prospect of electric vehicles. According to their estimation, by 2040, battery electric vehicle (BEV) will account for 70 per cent of the market, and around 10 t0 20 percent will be made of plug-in electric vehicle sales. China is expected to be the leading market for EVs and the BEV sales volume is expected to make up to 85 percent of the whole industry while US market is deemed to consist of 60 percent of BEV by the year 2040.
For the India market in particular, at the moment, VW shows no attention to launch any affordable model in the long run. In the near future, VW Group will roll of the India-bound Skoda Kamiq SUV, VW T-Cross SUV, Volkswagen Vento and an all-new car to replace the Skoda Rapid. On the high-end segment, Audi e-tron will be launched by 2019.