Globally, Volkswagen plans on adding an extra 12 models to its lineup by 2010. Winterkorn believes that if Volkswagen ventures into segments it currently has no product for; it will be able to reach Toyota”s sales record. Winterkorn is also planning on adding more models to the U.S. lineup hoping to increase sales to 1-million units in the U.S. alone.
So what’s in the works? Automobilwoche, has obtained an internal document from Volkswagen called the “Strategy 2018.” Now we’re sure this internal document shows a lot more than Automobilwoche wishes to show us, but they provided us with some exciting new information.
Besides adding a new plant and increasing production to 397,500, Volkswagen is looking to add two new sedans in the U.S. which sources say could appear before the end of 2010.
As outlined by Automotive News:
“¢ A “New Compact Sedan” (NCS), will be longer than the current VW Jetta, which measures 4.55 meters or 14.9 feet, in order to satisfy US customers’ desire for more interior room. The NCS platform will also provide the base for the successor to the Jetta, currently built in Mexico, for export to Europe. VW plans to produce 160,000 units a year, according to the documents.
“¢ A “New Medium Sedan” (NMS) is an affordable sedan that includes fewer technical features than others in the Passat class. VW is planning to produce 120,000 units of the car per year.
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