- New models to include the Lavida compact sedan and the sporty CC fastback
- Plans to sell 650,000 new-energy vehicles in 2025
- VW will also launch the Chinese version of the T-Roc with an extended wheelbase
Volkswagen is seriously looking to expand its product portfolio in China with plans to launch nine new models in 2018 alone. The new generation of the Lavida compact sedan and the new CC (the version of the Arteon made in China) will be making their debut at the Auto China 2018 exhibition in Beijing.
Volkswagen will also be using the event as an opportunity to highlight its interest in the SUV segment with the new Touareg and the T-Roc. The company will offer a glimpse of its I.D. VIZZION prototype, a futuristic electric and autonomous luxury sedan.
The new Lavida compact sedan is based on the VW Group’s modular transverse matrix (MQB) platform and harnesses all of its strengths in terms of modern infotainment and assist systems. Meanwhile, the Chinese version of the T-Roc will be launched in the Chinese market in the third quarter of 2018. It is distinct from its European counterpart in a number of ways, including its extended wheelbase.
Besides these, Volkswagen is due to introduce ten fully electric models by 2023 in this major market alone, with plans in place to produce and sell a total of around 650,000 fully electric cars in China by 2025.