Volkswagen’s transition plan to shift to all-electric range; phases out Passat, Tiguan, T-Roc
The Passat, Tiguan, and T-Roc models will be among the last to have internal combustion engines, according to Volkswagen CEO Thomas Schafer, who also stated that the company plans to switch to a completely electric lineup soon. Schafer claimed that Volkswagen is almost done launching new ICE-powered cars in an interview with Automobilwoche.
By the end of 2023, Volkswagen intends to introduce a waggon version of the new Passat, and later this year, a new Tiguan. The Tayron will go on sale in China the following year, and a redesigned T-Roc will follow in 2025. These will be the ultimate next-generation internal combustion engine-powered vehicles offered through the 2030s, according to Thomas Schafer, CEO of Volkswagen. Schafer has also stated that, although established models will receive upgrades, there are currently no plans for entirely new combustion engine vehicles beyond the T-Roc. This means that it will be the last new combustion engine vehicle to be introduced in Europe.