New models in 2018
In the course of transforming our core business, we will define the positioning of our Group brands more clearly and 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 even more systematically and provide important stimuli for the future with e-mobility offerings.
The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand will continue its global product initiative in 2018. The SUV range will be expanded further with the third generation of the Touareg among other models. The GTI family is also growing: with the new Polo GTI and the up! GTI, two models are coming on the market which will set new standards in their segment in terms of driving dynamics and sportiness. One of the focal points of the product offensive in 2018 will be China, where four new SUV models will be launched, including the compact, sporty T-Roc. With the Lavida and the Bora, important high-volume models will be revamped. These will stand alongside a series of new plug-in hybrid models and all-electric vehicles to meet the growing demand for new energy vehicles in China. In the USA, the new Jetta will come on the market. The latest generation of the US bestseller, which is now also based on the Modular Transverse Toolkit, is quite different from its predecessor, both visually and from a technological perspective. The Arteon, a saloon, will also follow in the course of the year. South America will see the rollout of the Virtus, a notchback saloon based on the Polo; the further rejuvenation and expansion of the product range is an important element of the brand’s realignment in the region.
Audi will set standards in the premium segment in 2018 with the new, progressive A7 Sportback. The four-door coupé reinvents the Gran Turismo with dynamic lines, systematic digitalization, a sporty driving experience and flexible use of space. The A4 family will gain a sporty spearhead: the new Audi RS 4 Avant combines high performance with enormous everyday practicality. The versatile Audi A6 featuring a sporty design will also come on the market. Boasting the same qualities as the A7, it has a much bigger interior than its predecessor. A new segment in the premium class will be carved out with the latest member of the Q family, the Q8. The Audi e-tron will be Audi’s first SUV with an all-electric drive to go into series production.
ŠKODA will bring its updated compact car, the Fabia, to market.
The SEAT brand will continue its product offensive with a large, seven-seater SUV. The model fits perfectly into SEAT’s SUV model range alongside the smaller Arona and Ateca. In addition, SEAT is establishing the new sporty line CUPRA and will launch the dynamic CUPRA Ateca at the end of the year.
Porsche is enhancing its 911 product range with the 911 Carrera T and will unveil the new 911 GT3 RS.
Bentley will begin delivery in 2018 of the third generation of the Continental GT, which sets new standards for luxury grand touring. Bentley will also present two new derivatives of the successful Bentayga: the Bentayga V8 and Bentayga Hybrid.
Lamborghini will launch a third series on the market with the Urus, a super-SUV. The Huracán Performante Spyder will also be gradually made available. The Aventador S Roadster will receive an upgrade.
Bugatti will provide additional options for its super sports car, the Chiron.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will debut the Amarok V6 TDI with the new top-of-the-range engine and the battery-powered e-Crafter in 2018.
In 2018, Scania will unveil further products from its new generation of trucks along with new services.
MAN will present a new version of its Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) for its range of trucks, featuring a stop-and-go function.
Ducati will launch five new models on the market in 2018, including the Ducati Panigale V4 and the Multistrada 1260.