The Volkswagen brand is pointing the way to the future at its motor show appearance at this year’s International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt: along with the world premiere of the new I.D.CROZZ – a zero emission SUV that will go into production in 2020 – three other premieres will be featured: the new T-Roc, the new Polo GTI and the updated Golf Sportsvan. Dr Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Brand Board of Management Volkswagen Passenger Cars: “We will be thoroughly updating our vehicle range by 2020 and expanding into important segments. In 2025 Volkswagen Brand will already be offering 23 all-electric models and invest 6 billion euros in electric mobility over the next five years. In this process, the different drive technologies will continue to have currency for many years to come. It makes sense for diesel, petrol and electric drives to mutually complement one another.”
Showing just how broad the range of new Volkswagen products is at the IAA are the other show premieres: T-Roc, Polo GTI and the updated Golf Sportsvan.
The T-ROC: as part of the largest model campaign in the brand’s history, Volkswagen will soon be extending its model line-up to include the new, expressively designed T-Roc. The crossover model, which is a completely new development, celebrated its world premiere just around three weeks ago, and it will bring fresh momentum to the class of compact SUVs. The all-round vehicle, which can be ordered with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive, combines the aplomb of an SUV with the agility of a sporty compact model. And it does indeed rock the segment – in varying ways depending on specification and above all colour combination. For the T‑Roc is the first Volkswagen SUV that will be available to order in two-tone paintwork with visually contrasting roof section (including the A‑pillars and exterior mirror housings). The overall package of the new T‑Roc is rounded out by modern assistance systems (Front Assist and Lane Assist are standard; Traffic Jam Assist is optional), a new generation of Active Info Display, agile, efficient engines, ideal connectivity and ride comfort that is on par with the Golf. Presented for the first time at the IAA is the T-Roc in an R-Line version, which offers even more exclusiveness.