Expect Polo reveal in weeks.

The Volkswagen core brand had its annual meeting at home in Wolfsburg, Germany this week to talk primarily about its “Transform 2025+” business plan focusing on hybrid and electric vehicles. However, VW also revealed what’s in store for 2017 in terms of new models. It reconfirmed plans to begin production of the all-new Polo in June, which likely means the supermini will be revealed in full in the weeks to come.

2018 VW Polo teaser
2018 VW T-Roc spy photo

The Golf-based T-Roc compact crossover will hit the assembly line for European markets in August, at the firm's Palmela, Portugal facility. That means we should expect the wraps to come off in the next couple of months. 

VW Touareg 2017

As for the larger next-gen Touareg luxury SUV, it’s all set to enter production phase in November at the plant in Bratislava, Slovakia. We’ll probably it see it in the metal at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, although an online reveal might occur a few weeks sooner.

The adjacent roadmap also contains details about two other new products. First, the Virtus is going to take the shape of a Polo Saloon for South America and it will be produced from November. A month later, a new Jetta for North American markets will celebrate its start of production.

VW announced during the meeting its SUV push will continue in the years to come: the core brand will have no fewer than 19 of them by the end of the decade.

There’s no word about the return of the Phaeton though, which means the newly launched Arteon featured during the meeting will serve as the company’s range topper for a few years. The luxury saloon is now expected to make a comeback around 2020; expect it to be reborn as a pure electric model.

Source: Volkswagen

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