New models in 2017
In the course of transforming our core business, we will define the positioning of our Group brands more clearly and further optimize the vehicle and drive portfolio with a view to the most attractive and fastest-growing market segments. We will unveil additional SUV models, integrate digitalization into our products more systematically and provide important stimuli for the future with e-mobility offerings.
The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand will launch the revamped Golf on the market in 2017. The brand’s best-selling model, which will also be available as the Golf Estate, Golf GTI and Golf GTE, boasts a polished design, efficient engine technology, innovative driver assist systems and a new generation of infotainment systems. The latest battery technology extends the range of the new e-Golf by around 50% to up to 300 km in the New European Driving Cycle. The Polo was completely overhauled based on the MQB and now offers customers an even greater level of comfort. Its features include a wide range of affordable innovations, more spacious interior and outstanding design. The already large up! family will be joined by the sporty up! GTI in late 2017. The brand will continue its SUV initiative with the T-Roc, a compact crossover model. In addition, Volkswagen will demonstrate the brand’s value, quality and power of innovation in 2017 with the sporty four-door coupé Arteon, which will complete the portfolio above the Passat. Three new electric vehicles will be rolled out in China – the plug-in versions of the Phideon and the Passat Estate as well as the e-Golf. The Teramont, a mid-class SUV that comfortably seats seven passengers, will also be introduced to the market, setting new standards in the segment with the latest driver assist systems and a masculine off-road design. In addition, Volkswagen will introduce the long version of the new Tiguan in China. In the USA, we aim to win over customers with the new Tiguan, which features a longer wheelbase. Volkswagen will cater to one of the largest segments in the American market with the SUV Atlas produced at our Chattanooga plant. The vehicle concept is specially tailored to meet the special demands of our customers here. In Brazil the face-lifted up! will be launched in 2017. The Golf and Golf Estate will also be refreshed. The new Polo is also expected to boost sales figures in Brazil.
At the new Audi plant in San José Chiapa, Mexico, production of the second generation of the best-selling SUV, the Q5, began at the end of 2016. This will be successively launched on the markets in 2017. The A5 family will be supplemented by the revamped A5 Sportback and A5 Cabriolet. Audi’s new flagship will be launched towards the end of the year: the successor to the Audi A8 thrills with numerous new driver assist systems and infotainment features, raising the bar in its segment. The RS 3 Saloon will be launched in North America in 2017 along with the R8 Spyder and the TT RS. The new A5 Sportback will also make its debut in the US market.
ŠKODA will launch the bold, powerful Kodiaq in 2017 – a new series based on the MQB. The SUV combines all qualities that are synonymous with the ŠKODA brand: an exceptional amount of space, strong design and excellent value for money. In addition, the new generation of the robust Yeti will be unveiled. The popular Octavia will receive an upgrade. The Citigo, the Rapid and the Rapid Spaceback will also be given a face-lift.
SEAT will continue its product initiative with the new Leon. The fifth generation of the Ibiza will also be presented. SEAT is making its debut in the crossover segment with the Arona.
Starting in 2017, Porsche will produce the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid and the Panamera Executive models. The Panamera Sport Turismo will complement the model series in the second half of the year. The new generation of the 911 GT3 and the GTS models from the 911 series will also be delivered to customers.
In 2017, Bentley will launch the Bentayga – the first model with a diesel engine in Europe and selected international markets as well as the Continental GT Supersports high-performance variant. The next generation of the Continental GT will be unveiled in the second half of the year.
Lamborghini will launch the new Huracán Spyder RWD and the Huracán Performante in 2017, along with the upgraded Aventador S Coupé.
Bugatti will commence delivery of its new Chiron, the world’s most powerful, fastest, most luxurious and most exclusive production super sports car. With a power output of 1,500 PS, a torque value of 1,600 Nm and a wide variety of technical innovations, the Chiron will set new standards in every respect.
In 2017, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will start selling the completely redeveloped Crafter, which was designed with customers’ specific preferences in mind. Boasting a large variety of drives and derivatives, the new Crafter offers customer-oriented functionality and everyday solutions for individual transport tasks in all areas of use.
Scania will launch further variants of its new generation of trucks.
MAN will enter the world of vans for the first time in 2017 with the TGE. The light commercial vehicle will be MAN's primary solution in future for everyday lighter tasks in the transport and haulage sector. The models from the TG series will be redesigned. In the bus segment, the NEOPLAN Tourliner will be launched. Furthermore, new services and product innovations will be presented in all business areas in 2017.
Ducati will roll out a total of seven new models in 2017: the Ducati SuperSport, the Monster 797 and Monster 1200, the Multistrada 950, two new Scrambler models – the Scrambler Café Racer and the Scrambler Desert Sled – and the 1299 Superleggera, of which only 500 will be produced.