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Volkswagen is further expanding its product range in China. Six new vehicles, including three world premieres, will be presented at the Auto Shanghai trade fair (April 21-28, 2021). Five of them are SUVs such as the all-electric models ID.6 X and ID.6 CROZZ. Just two days after their virtual premiere, the ID.6 X and ID.6 CROZZ celebrate their physical world premiere. In addition to the newest members of the all-electric ID. Family, Volkswagen is expanding its range of vehicles with combustion engines: the new Teramont and Teramont X as well as the Golf GTI, which was previously unavailable in China, are making their debut, as is the new Talagon - a large SUV with all-round character.
a lot going on at Auto Shanghai 2021
Ralf Brandstätter, CEO Volkswagen: “These are exciting times for Volkswagen in China. We are showing six highlights at Auto Shanghai, including the brand new ID.6. We are thus underlining our goal of selling at least 2030 percent electrically powered vehicles in Europe and at least 70 percent in North America and China by 50. "
Dr. Stephan Wöllenstein, CEO of the Volkswagen brand in China: “The future of Volkswagen is definitely electric and fully networked. Even if vehicles with alternative drives experience an upswing in China in the next decade, some of our customers will continue to prefer vehicles with internal combustion engines. That is why we are improving our existing models and variants by making them more efficient and digital. We are also introducing new models to meet the needs of our Chinese customers. "
ID.6 X and ID.6 CROZZ: spacious SUVs for the digital age
Volkswagen is taking the e-offensive to a new level with the introduction of the fully electric ID.6. The flagship SUV of the ID. Family was developed exclusively for the Chinese market and is based on the MEB platform (modular electric drive kit). The ID.6 has a wheelbase of 2.965 millimeters and is available with either six or seven seats. The six-seater is equipped with comfortable individual seats, the seven-seater is flexible and equipped for every need. The expressive, aerodynamic and modern exterior is complemented by luminous logos on the front and rear and makes the ID.6 unmistakable on the road.
The intuitive and easy-to-use Human Machine Interface (HMI) makes driving easier thanks to the latest technologies such as the Augmented Reality Head-up Display (AR HUD) and the Volkswagen ID. Light. This light strip in the interior communicates visually with the driver and indicates, for example, an upcoming turn-off. Thanks to the IQ.DRIVE driver assistance package and the latest Travel Assist, the ID.6 meets the highest Volkswagen safety requirements. Two battery variants with a range of up to 580 kilometers (China-NEDC) enable carefree driving.
With the ID.6 and other new ID. Volkswagen is pushing ahead with the e-offensive in China. The company is now laying the foundation for its goal of selling at least 50 percent electric vehicles in the country by 2030. Volkswagen will gradually expand the range of MEB vehicles: By 2023, Volkswagen will have a total of eight ID. Offer models in China.
The Teramont SUV family of the SAIC VOLKSWAGEN joint venture has been upgraded with a fresh design and the latest technology. Both models are equipped with the latest electronic architecture from Volkswagen. You therefore have extensive touch controls - also for the interior lighting and climate control in the rear. The latest generation of driver assistance systems such as Travel Assist is now on board. The full-size seven-seater Teramont comes with revised front and rear bumpers and new lights that underline its powerful and expressive character. It measures 5.052 millimeters in length, 1.989 millimeters in width and 1.773 millimeters in height and has a wheelbase of 2.980 millimeters. The sister model Teramont X is sportier than ever and has a special R-Line styling including a modified front section with embedded, black high-gloss trim, a lower spoiler and a special rear bumper. The Teramont X is 4.917 millimeters long, 1.989 millimeters wide, 1.719 millimeters high and has a wheelbase of 2.980 millimeters. Both models are optionally equipped with a low-emission or a powerful 2,0-liter turbo engine with 137 kW (186 PS) or 162 kW (220 PS) output.
The eighth generation of the iconic Golf GTI hatchback sedan is, like its counterpart available in Europe, more digital and even sportier. The model of the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture, specially adapted for the Chinese market, comes up with exclusive GTI design features, including matrix LED headlights with tracking control and dynamic light control, an exclusive central GTI control panel, an engine start button with red pulsating backlighting, and a multifunction sports leather steering wheel , a sports suspension, large wheels and more. Thanks to the new MQB (modular transverse matrix) Evo platform, the new Golf GTI is always networked and equipped with the latest technologies and systems for intuitive use. The CNS 3.0 infotainment system offers numerous online services that improve the user experience. The new Golf GTI is equipped with Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) and a driving profile selection as well as progressive steering for the best driving characteristics. Thanks to the 2,0-liter turbo engine, it offers an output of up to 162 kW (220 hp) and 350 Nm of torque. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 7,1 seconds.
With the Talagon, FAW-Volkswagen delivers the latest example of the SUV offensive in China and opens a new segment between SUV and MPV. The Talagon is 5.152 millimeters long, 2.002 millimeters wide, 1.795 millimeters high, has a wheelbase of 2.980 millimeters and is available as a six- or seven-seater. It is based on the MQB Evo platform and therefore has the latest hardware and software on board for the most user-friendly driving experience possible. The exterior appears modern and unique thanks to the light package with illuminated door handles and strips as well as the illuminated logo on the rear. The interior is equipped with the latest Innovision cockpit in a free-floating design, which further enhances the spacious impression. The top drive is a 2,5-liter V6 engine with the DQ501 gearbox and 4MOTION all-wheel drive. The Talagon is therefore the ideal companion for use in the city and off-road.
ACCELERATE: The future is electric
With the corporate strategy ACCELERATE, Volkswagen will once again accelerate its electrification offensive in the coming years. . To this end, Volkswagen will introduce at least one new electric vehicle onto the market every year until 2026. By 2030, the company will increase the share of e-vehicles sold in Europe to 70 percent, in North America and China to 50 percent.
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