Volkswagen has detailed a revised strategy for its German production facilities through 2028, aimed at reducing complexity and increasing efficiency.
The German carmaker has confirmed it won’t be building a €2 billion (~A$3.3 billion) dedicated factory for the upcoming Trinity electric flagship as initially planned.
It will instead be produced at Volkswagen’s existing plant in Zwickau at the end of the decade, which will undergo updates in order to manufacture electric vehicles (EVs) built on the forthcoming Scalable Systems Platform (SSP) architecture.
Volkswagen has also confirmed the electric Mk 9 Golf will also be produced at the Zwickau plant. This new-generation model will be built on the SSP architecture and is intended to be “high-volume”.
In 2025 the successor to the current Tiguan Allspace will also be produced at the Wolfsburg plant.
Currently, the Tayron name is applied to a China-only Volkswagen model with five seats, slotting under the larger Teramont (Atlas).
Volkswagen will built an A-segment electric SUV in 2026 at its Wolfsburg plant in “large numbers”.
It’s unclear if this upcoming A-segment electric SUV will be a higher-riding successor the likes of the e-Up, nor if it will be the forthcoming EV under €20,000 (~A$38,000).
This A-segment electric SUV will be the second electric model produced at the Wolfsburg plant, following the ID.3 which is due to launch locally in late 2024.
The rest of Volkswagen’s German production facilities will continue with their existing plans. This includes the Osnabrück plant which currently produces the T-Roc convertible and Arteon in partnership with Porsche.