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New group models in 2022

The Volkswagen Group offers a broad portfolio of products covering almost all key segments and body types so that its customers can choose the right vehicle for their needs. In fiscal year 2022, we added further attractive vehicles, not only systematically expanding our portfolio of all-electric and hybrid vehicles, but also bringing compelling new products with conventional combustion engines onto the market.

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand upgraded its best-selling T-Roc, among others, in 2022. The T-Roc Cabriolet and the sporty R model also benefited from a design and technology update. The brand continued its transformation to e-mobility with the new ID.5, which is also available as a particularly sporty GTX model. In 2022, China saw the launch of the Tavendor, a new SUV in the upper range segment tailored to the Chinese market. Other SUV models such as the Tayron, Tayron X and Teramont X were updated. In the traditional MPV and notchback segments, the Viloran, Bora, Lavida and Sagitar models were updated. The Lamando received a redesigned successor. The transformation also made great strides in the United States: the ID.4 is now manufactured locally and has been customized further for the US market. The high-volume Jetta received an update. In South America, there were product upgrades in the Polo and Jetta series.

The era of state-of-the-art electric mobility based on the MEB dawned at ŠKODA in 2021 with the rollout of the Enyaq iV. An independent coupé version and the particularly sporty RS iV variants were added to the series in 2022. ŠKODA underscored its growth plans in India with the market launch of the independent Slavia on the modern MQB platform.

At Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, 2022 was devoted to the all-electric ID. Buzz, which proved to be a global sensation. The cooperation with Ford produced the next generation of the Amarok.

Audi updated its best-selling A8 model in 2022, expanding the series to include an especially luxurious version tailored to the Chinese market. In China, the completely new A7L, the first vehicle produced with the new joint venture partner SAIC, further underpins Audi’s premium positioning. Two SUVs adapted for the local market were also launched, the all-electric Q5 e-tron and the Q6.

Bentley expanded its important Bentayga range by adding a particularly exclusive model with a long wheelbase. A hybrid version of the Flying Spur came onto the market, while the Flying Spur Speed with its impressive 12-cylinder engine rounds off the series at the upper end of the scale.

In 2022, Lamborghini brought out the Urus Performante, a new top-of-the-range model from its successful SUV range. The new top-of-the line Tecnica version of the Huracan was also launched.

Porsche extended its Taycan range in 2022, adding the Taycan Sport Turismo and particularly attractive GTS derivatives. The line of classic sports cars was also expanded: the 718 and 911 series received their most sporty variants to date with the GT4 RS and GT3 RS, respectively. The 911 Sport Classic was also added to the portfolio.

Scania was the first brand of the TRATON GROUP to introduce the integrated 13-liter drive in its models in 2022. It offers fuel savings over the predecessor model and will also be introduced gradually in the other brands of the TRATON GROUP.

MAN presented a new electric truck for long-distance transport in 2022.

Navistar rolled out the eMV International mid-sized electric truck and the IC Bus Electric CE Series school bus in 2022.

Since 2022, Volkswagen Truck & Bus has offered customers a product for electric distribution transport with its e-Delivery.

The motorcycles launched by Ducati in 2022 include the new Multistrada V2 and the Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak. The Streetfighter family was enhanced by the new Streetfighter V2 and Streetfighter V4 SP models. In addition, the Scrambler 1100 Tribute PRO and the Scrambler Urban Motard were launched along with the Panigale V4. The brand new Ducati Desert X also came on the market.

Modular Electric Drive Toolkit (MEB)
The modular system is for the manufacturing of electric vehicles. The MEB establishes parameters for axles, drive systems, high-voltage batteries, wheelbases and weight ratios to ensure a vehicle optimally fulfills the requirements of e-mobility. The production of the first vehicles based on the MEB started into series production in 2020.
Modular Transverse Toolkit (MQB)
As an extension of the modular strategy, this platform can be deployed in vehicles whose architecture permits a transverse arrangement of the engine components. The modular perspective enables high synergies to be achieved between the vehicles in the Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Audi, SEAT and ŠKODA brands.