It’s interesting to see what’s in store for Volkswagen in 2017. The carmaker has been busy in the run up to 2017, and there’s plenty of excitement for the year ahead as the carmaker plans to make bigger and better vehicles for us to enjoy. With a whole new range of updated Golf models, a luxury saloon that will knock the Volkswagen CC out of place, and plenty of speculation on some refreshed models with extra seats for good measure.
Here’s the Volkswagen cars we’re most looking forward to over the next 12 months.
The new Volkswagen Golf range currently includes the Golf R, Golf R-Line, Golf GTI, Golf GTE, e-Golf and the Golf Estate. Although the design is similar to the Mk7 Golf, this is only a revision of the current model, so the technology and engines are only slightly better with minor changes in design.
The biggest talking points are the gesture controlled infotainment system and numerous new driver assistance features. You can read our full article on the changes in the 2017 Volkswagen Golf range here.
The always popular Tiguan now has a sibling – the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace. This model comes with a longer wheelbase and a seven-seat option by adding a third row with two seats that fold in to the bootspace.
Revealed at the North American International Auto Show, this model is likely to be available in late 2017. It’s likely that this car will be a popular alternative to the current VW Touran 7 Seater. By keeping the aesthetics of the crowd-pleasing Tiguan, this is a great addition to the range by Volkswagen.
Previously, the Arteon was intended to be a refreshed Volkswagen CC, but now Volkswagen have decided to create a new brand that will introduce their new luxury design language. Unique design features and technology will prove that VW still has it when it comes to designing luxurious, fascinating interiors with a sharp, athletic exterior making this car a great choice for executives who are looking for stylish, but modest appearances with plenty of power.
The Volkswagen Arteon has only been teased in a concept drawing video, but concepts for an Sport Coupe Concept seemed to show an extremely similar design that could give us an idea of what the Arteon will look like when we get to see it up close when it’s revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Expect this car to be available in Summer next year. You can read our full article on the Volkswagen Arteon here.
It’s expected that the Polo range will also get an important refresh to bring it in line with the updated Golf models. Similar technology, such as the gesture controlled infotainment system and driver assistance technologies would be welcome additions.
Only minor style changes are expected, but new engine options are a possibility to bring more efficiency and power to the line up.
The third generation Touareg is expected to share a platform with the popular Audi Q7 making this a more powerful, but lighter version. A new design, following the trends of VW’s latest models, and new technology straight out of the Volkswagen Golf range wouldn’t be a surprise, but rumours also support the rumour that the Touareg will also offer a seven-seat configuration thanks to a third row.
This would mean adding competition to the Tiguan XL only months after releasing it. We’ll wait and see what’s in store for this model.
With advancements in technology and driver safety at the forefront of Volkswagen’s 2017 push, it’s likely that the latest models in the range will improve comfort and be a lot more relaxing to drive. By investing heavily in more seating options in their vehicles, VW are ensuring that they remain appealing to larger families as well as being an excellent choice to those looking for fast and powerful cars. We can’t wait to try out some of these new options when they become available in the coming months, and we hope to see more of them at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2017.