At the plant in Nizhny Novgorod, the German company plans to establish an Assembly crossover Tarek, as well as the “large SUV” and the “new model compact SUV.”
The Volkswagen Group plans to establish in Russia the production of three new products. Such obligations the group assumed under a Special investment contract (Spica), approved by the Ministry of industry and trade. It is reported by RIA “Novosti” with reference to data from the registry.
So, the plant in Nizhny Novgorod will start production of the crossover Tarek. Initially it was assumed that this model needs to get to Russia under the name Tharu. At the core of the crossover lies an upgraded modular platform MQB, which built, the new Jetta, Golf, Tiguan and also Skoda Karoq. In the line of Volkswagen crossover Tarek will take place on the step below the model of the Tiguan and will compete with Hyundai Creta, Seltos Kia and Mazda CX-30.
At the moment, this model is already sold in China. In this country, the crossover length is 4.46 m with a wheelbase of 2.68 m is equipped with a 1.2-litre supercharged petrol engine producing 116 horsepower. In addition, the line units have to enter a 1.4-litre 150-strong “turboservice”, as well as two-liter engine producing 190 horsepower. Drivetrain – six-speed “mechanics”, “automatic” or “robot” with two clutches.
Volkswagen Group plans to assemble in Russia “large SUV” and the “new model compact SUV.” Other details about these cars are kept secret. Total volume of investments of Volkswagen Group in Russia in the framework of Spica since June 28, 2019 to December 31, 2028 will be 61,514 billion.
According to the Association of European businesses (AEB), in April, the company Volkswagen sold in Russia 3093 their cars. This figure is 68% less than in the same period last year. Then the Russians bought 9551 German car brand.
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