During Volkswagen’s first annual session of the year, which was held on Thursday at its headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, the brand revealed their product roadmap for the coming months.
Presenting the product roadmap slide was Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess, who revealed the list of models that are slated to go into production this year. In 2017 alone, VW will launch 10 new models and five of them will be released as absolute originals with no predecessors.
Already being built in the first quarter of this year is the updated Up along with the new Atlas, Arteon and the long-wheelbase variant of the second-gen Tiguan. Next up on the production line will be the subcompact Polo in June, followed by the slightly larger T-Roc SUV and Phideon PHEV in august, and ending with the new Touareg and Virtus in November.
From that list, only the Atlas, Arteon, long-wheelbase Tiguan, T-Roc and Jetta are destined for North America. The other models will be region specific including the Polo, China bound Phideon, Polo sedan for the South American continent, etc. Perhaps the new Touareg will be sold in the United States too, but that has not been confirmed by Volkswagen.
This is just the beginning for the automaker, by 2020 they plan to expand their worldwide SUV lineup from 2 to 19 and by 2025 they want to become the global leader in electric mobility.