New group models in 2020
Thanks to a broad portfolio of products – from small cars to super sports cars in the passenger car segment, and from pickups to heavy trucks and buses in the commercial vehicles segment, as well as motorcycles – covering almost all key segments and body types, Volkswagen Group customers are able to choose the vehicle tailored to their needs. In fiscal year 2020, we added further attractive vehicles to this range, whereby one focus was on electric vehicles.
In 2020, the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand brought out the compact ID.3, the first vehicle based on the Modular Electric Drive Toolkit (MEB). It also expanded its range of electric vehicles by adding the new ID.4, an all-electric SUV designed for urban use. The first vehicles from the ID. family have suitable ranges and come fitted with forward-looking equipment such as the augmented reality head-up display. 2020 also saw the launch of the eighth generation of the new Golf including its derivatives, the Golf GTI, Golf R and Golf Estate. The up!, the Tiguan and the Arteon all received product upgrades. The T-Roc Cabriolet and the Arteon Shooting Brake were also rolled out, the latter combining exclusivity and practicability at a high level. In addition, the first Tiguan R model was launched. The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand continued rolling out its plug-in hybrid offensive with derivatives of the Golf and Touareg. In the USA, the successful Atlas received an update and the Atlas Cross Sport was launched. In the South American market, the Nivus SUV coupé developed in Brazil was rolled out along with sporty versions of the Polo and Virtus models. In the Chinese market, the new Tiguan X and Tayron X crossover models cater to the growing demand for lifestyle vehicles. The Viloran seven-seater van, designed to meet the needs of regional markets and customers, and the Tacqua compact SUV were also launched. The CC and the Phideon were upgraded. The electrification offensive was continued with the electric Tharu, and the Tayron as a plug-in hybrid. JETTA brought out the VS7 SUV.
The Audi brand also added further all-electric vehicles to its product range in fiscal year 2020. The Audi e-tron Sportback, for example, celebrated its market launch with a new interpretation of the coupé design. The range of plug-in hybrid vehicles was also expanded. Audi also introduced S models of the Q7 and Q8 in 2020 and, for the first time, also of the electric vehicles e-tron and e-tron Sportback. In addition, successors to models from the A3 series that is especially popular with customers were brought out. The A5, Q2 and Q5 model series were updated.
Launched in early 2020, the all-electric Citigoe iV kicked off the electrification of the ŠKODA portfolio. In addition, the successor models from the popular Octavia series celebrated their market launch. The Octavia and the Superb are also available as plug-in hybrids, both as a saloon and as an estate. Along with these, the Rapid received an update in China and Russia.
The SEAT brand launched the successors to the Leon and the Leon Sportstourer in 2020. Moreover, both the SEAT brand and CUPRA expanded their product ranges through the addition of two plug-in hybrid versions of the Leon in each case. The Ateca received a comprehensive product upgrade at both SEAT and CUPRA. CUPRA enhanced its model range by adding its first completely standalone model, the Formentor SUV coupé.
Following the unveiling of the all-electric Taycan in the preceding fiscal year, Porsche launched new Taycan derivatives in 2020 including the top-of-the range Turbo S. The updated Panamera was also released. The Cayenne GTS Coupé rounds off the Cayenne family.
In the growing SUV segment, Bentley launched the extensively upgraded Bentayga in fiscal year 2020. Presented in 2019, the successor to the Flying Spur luxury saloon is now also available with a V8 engine. The luxurious spearhead of the model series became available at the end of 2020 with the Continental GT Mulliner.
Since 2020, Lamborghini’s Huracán RWD with rear-wheel drive has been on the market as the upgraded EVO model.
Bugatti presented the DIVO hyper sports car in 2020, limited to only 40 vehicles. The new Chiron Pur Sport also celebrated its market premiere.
The Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand completely redesigned the Caddy, which now boasts technologies from the Modular Transverse Toolkit (MQB).
Scania reached a milestone in the electrification of the brand in 2020: a plug-in hybrid drive is now also available for the L and P series, a purely electric drive system was presented for these models.
MAN brought out the visually and technically revamped TGX, which received the International Truck of the Year 2021 award for its reliability and efficiency.
Ducati introduced the new Streetfighter V4 in 2020 as well as updated models of the Panigale V2 and V4, the Multistrada 1260S Grand Tour and the Diavel 1260S. The Icon Dark expanded the Scrambler family.