The Volkswagen Group will continue its model initiative in 2013 and judiciously modernize and expand its offering by introducing attractive new vehicles. Priority will always be given to what customers want.
The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand will continue to renew its Golf product family in 2013. In addition to the Golf estate and the exciting top-of-the-line models, the GTI and GTD, we will be presenting the new, particularly fuel-efficient Golf BlueMotion. The up! family will be enlarged by adding the cross up! and the e-up!, the first vehicle developed by the Volkswagen Group to run on electrical power alone.
On the Chinese market, we will continue revamping our range of compact saloons in 2013 by rolling out the new Jetta.
The Audi brand will systematically continue its product drive in the premium segment, offering the A3 saloon for the first time in addition to the new A3 Sportback. These models are specifically geared towards premium customers in emerging markets who prefer saloons. Audi will also introduce a large number of other exciting, sporty versions in nearly all size classes. The flagship Audi A8 and the Audi R8 products will be significantly enhanced.
ŠKODA plans to roll out the new versions of the Octavia and Octavia estate, which are based on the Modular Transverse Toolkit (MQB), in 2013. The Rapid series will be expanded by adding a sporty, compact hatchback model.
The SEAT brand will unveil the sporty three-door version of the new Leon and enter the stationwagon segment with the Leon ST.
The Group’s new brand, Porsche, will also expand its product range in 2013, revamping the 911, Cayman, Cayenne and Panamera series. The Group will additionally launch the Panamera S and the 918 Spyder, the first vehicles with plug-in hybrid technology.
Bentley will upgrade its model range in 2013 as well. Following the introduction of the Continental GT Speed Convertible, the new Bentley Flying Spur will be launched mid-year.
Lamborghini will bring out a roadster version of the Aventador in 2013 to match the existing coupé.
MAN will deliver the new TG family with its Euro 6 engines, which was already showcased at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2012, to customers for the first time in 2013.
It is also planning to roll out a new six-cylinder gas engine at the end of 2013. Powered by natural or special gas, this can be deployed in all areas in which CHP is used, for example in swimming pools, hospitals, and biogas and sewage treatment plants.
As in previous years, we will continue to expand the Volkswagen Group’s model range where appropriate in 2014, further strengthening our market position. We will successively expand our portfolio of vehicles equipped with electric drives.