Latest reports have revealed that German car maker, Volkswagen is looking ahead to launch atleast two of its new sport-utility vehicles for American consumers – an effort believed to compensate it’s lower repute for emission cheating scandal in the US auto market.
Volkswagen in its disclosure with dealers stated a week ago to launch an entry level SUV in USA that goes into production in Chattanooga, Tenn., later in year 2016. Although it wants to release an entry-level SUV based on a smaller Tiguan platform, the U.S. dealers prefer to have the T-Roc, a compact SUV that Volkswagen has presented as a concept car (earlier).
“Although nothing was agreed in writing, we believe that in the very near future we will get a real commitment at green lighting this vehicle.” – Head of the Volkswagen National Dealer Advisory Council, Alan Brown
Auto manufacturer is going to launch an all-wheel drive vehicle in America this year. Dealers advised the company to substantially boost volumes of that vehicle. Moreover it looks onto launch approx. 8,000 vehicles in 2016meanwhilea number may exceed to 30,000 a year ahead. However, the dealers said Volkswagen was receptive to their demands for more volume and that the company could deliver 75,000 AWD vehicles next year.
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“They are very receptive to this. We have been told all of the things we needed to hear, and now it’s time to see if that translates into execution.” – Brown
“What was foremost in our discussion was the commitment to volume in the United States in the mass market segment. They assured us that this will happen and any change toward a near premium position is not being considered.”- Brown stated with reference to a visit to Wolfsburg, Germany.