With an EU new vehicle fleet averaging CO2 emissions of 128 grams/km, VW was ahead of the norms set for 2015, Winterkorn said. VW sells 54 models and variants that emit fewer than 100 grams CO2/km. “The Volkswagen Group offers the world’s largest low-CO2 fleet,” Winterkorn said, including electric cars, diesels, and plug-in hybrids.
Bypassed in the U.S. last year by the surge in demand for SUVs, VW is addressing the gap in its lineup. The T-ROC concept, it said, ”provides (a) preview of a new SUV range.”
The 2-door T-ROC follows a new design line and interior style, VW said. The vehicle combines the capabilities of an all-wheel-drive SUV with the airiness of a convertible. The middle section of the roof consists of 2 halves that can easilybe taken off and stowed in the trunk.
With the Tiguan and Touareg, Volkswagen has in its model range 2 of the most successful SUVs of European origin. In the future, it will be expanding this spectrum appreciably with new models in a variety of classes.