VW must consolidate its position in the Chinese market. At the fair "Auto China", which takes place from April 25 to May 4 in Beijing, the manufacturer is presenting not only a new concept car, but also his future plans for the Middle Kingdom. In the next three to four years to come there for seven new electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles on the market. In addition, a new design and Development Center will be built.
The highlight of the VW presence in Beijing represents the study of T-Prime concept GTE. The upper class SUV than views of the Touareg's successor is equipped with a plug-in hybrid system that aims to make possible an electric range of about 50 kilometers. 381 HP's performance is transmitted via a four-wheel drive to all four wheels. In the Interior, VW continues its idea of the fully digitized control concept. All switches and buttons were exchanged for elements with gesture, touch or voice control. A so-called "curved interaction area" with a large, curved touchscreen makes the command center. The eight-speed automatic transmission is controlled by a glass roller.
In addition to the T-Prime concept GTE is also the Magotan in Beijing, which is quite popular in China in seeing. The completely redesigned Passat sibling for the first time is based on the well-known MQB platform and comes with three engines from 150 to 220 HP in July 2016 on the Chinese market.
Also to China, the new Phideon comes in autumn 2016. The luxury sedan with a 300-Horsepower V6 and all-wheel drive will cost the equivalent of some 55,000 euros and be equipped later with a plug-in hybrid. (mf)