2024 will likely be a milestone 12 months for Volkswagen in Australia because it lastly launches its first electrical autos (EVs).
4 new EVs are due throughout the 12 months, whereas Volkswagen has additionally confirmed the ID.2 electrical hatchback for our market – although it has stopped in need of asserting particular launch timing.
The corporate has detailed a product onslaught for 2024 and past, asserting new fashions just like the ID.2 and mid-sized Tayron SUV whereas additionally offering up to date launch timing for beforehand confirmed autos.
Under, we’ve detailed all of the upcoming autos Volkswagen has confirmed for our market.
The Touareg R would be the model’s first plug-in hybrid in Australia, and can headline an up to date Touareg vary that’ll contact down in March or April 2024.
The range-topper will likely be priced at $129,990 earlier than on-road prices.
Whereas it hasn’t launched pricing for the remainder of the vary, Volkswagen Australia is promising extra options and extra worth however with the identical luxurious as commonplace.
The lately revealed mid-life replace has introduced a raft of aesthetic updates each in and out, plus the model’s newest era of matrix LED headlights.
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Pre-sales for the model’s mid-sized EVs will start within the first quarter of 2024, forward of a launch in June or July.
The model has but to announce pricing, however has confirmed the ID.4 and its ID.5 coupe SUV sibling will come right here “extremely specified”.
Every will likely be obtainable in two variants: a single-motor rear-wheel drive Professional mannequin and a dual-motor all-wheel drive GTX.
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The model’s smallest, most inexpensive SUV is getting a mid-life replace, with a brand new sprint panel that includes soft-touch supplies and minor exterior tweaks.
There’s additionally an up to date security suite, whereas Volkswagen will make the R-Line a devoted mannequin as a substitute of an choice bundle.
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Volkswagen will launch its next-generation T7 Multivan in Australia late in 2024 – three years after it was first revealed in Europe – with two lengths, two trim ranges and one turbo-diesel engine.
It strikes to the model’s MQB structure for passenger autos, and Volkswagen says it’ll add one other powertrain in 2025. Whereas it hasn’t stated what that will likely be, the folks mover is obtainable with petrol and plug-in hybrid choices in Europe.
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Volkswagen will launch its reborn Kombi – the all-electric ID.Buzz – in Australia as a short-wheelbase five-seat and long-wheelbase seven-seat folks mover, plus a short-wheelbase cargo van.
The corporate has confirmed each ID. Buzz fashions will arrive right here within the fourth quarter of 2024 in Professional trim, alongside the load-lugging ID. Buzz Cargo.
The SWB-only Buzz Cargo will come commonplace with a load partition, with a alternative of both two seats up entrance or a three-seat bench.
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Volkswagen has but to disclose its next-generation Transporter, which is ready to be primarily based on the next-generation Ford Transit Customized and use its batteries, electrical motors, engines and transmissions.
That can reportedly imply each the Ford and Volkswagen vans will roll out of the Ford Otosan manufacturing facility in Turkey with a spread of combustion, plug-in hybrid and electrical powertrains.
Volkswagen has confirmed there will likely be a next-generation Caravelle, pointing to a folks mover primarily based on the Transit Customized that can be part of the corporate’s MEB-based electrical ID. Buzz and MQB-based petrol and plug-in hybrid Multivan folks carriers.
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The following-generation California is predicated on the Multivan, and can supply a alternative of a five-seat format or a four-seat format full with a kitchen – the latter a primary for our market.
It isn’t anticipated to reach any sooner than 2025, because it was solely lately revealed in (basically production-ready) idea guise.
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The Volkswagen Golf is getting a mid-life replace that has been snapped in spy images, bringing minor beauty adjustments and sure a bigger touchscreen contained in the cabin.
Volkswagen had beforehand indicated it deliberate to lastly carry a plug-in hybrid Golf right here, however because it stands the Touareg R is the one PHEV locked in for our market.
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Volkswagen hasn’t supplied precise launch timing for the next-generation Tiguan, however the brand new mid-sized SUV is anticipated right here early in 2025.
It’ll be supplied with petrol energy, however the firm has walked again earlier feedback about bringing a plug-in hybrid choice right here and has but to substantiate a diesel choice for our market.
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Volkswagen will exchange the present Tiguan Allspace with a next-generation model of its Tayron, at present a mid-sized SUV unique to the Chinese language market.
It’ll reportedly use a long-wheelbase model of the brand new Tiguan’s platform and be bigger total than the Tiguan Allspace, and is anticipated to nonetheless supply the choice of a 3rd row of seating.
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Volkswagen had beforehand confirmed the ID.3, its Golf-sized electrical hatchback, would arrive right here late in 2024.
It launched in Europe in 2020, and was lately revealed in mid-life replace guise with minor aesthetic adjustments exterior and what the corporate claims is a extra premium inside.
The model has beforehand confirmed it plans to carry the as-yet unrevealed ID.3 GTX, a scorching flagship of the vary, to Australia.
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Previewed by the ID. 2all and ID.GTI ideas, the ID.2 will likely be a brand new Polo-sized electrical hatchback that guarantees the inside area of a Golf.
It’ll go on sale in Europe in 2025 with an meant beginning value of below €25,000 (A$40,000).
Simply what it is going to be priced at right here is unclear, although if it might hit that $40,000 mark it might discover itself up in opposition to a spread of cut-price Chinese language electrical hatchbacks together with the MG 4.
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