According to Walter de’Silva, who is head of design at Volkswagen, the German automaker is planning to unveil up to seven new concepts at the show. It is likely that two will be VW-branded concepts, the rest will be divided between the rest of VW AG brands. Seat and Skoda will each have one and Audi is likely to show two new concepts. That’s a total of six different cars, meaning one more could be coming from Lamborghini, Porsche, Bentley or Bugatti.
de’Silva, of course, provided little details of the vehicles. Last year VW showed production cars including new Polo models and their midsized truck the Amarok. In 2009, they focused on their environmental initiative Bluemotion by introducing several different cars including Polo, Golf and Passat all with different using different solutions to meet the same goal.
Lately, rumors have been stirring about a new mid-engined roadster from VW that might share a platform with a future Porsche car. Newly appointed VW of America President Jonathan Browning has also said he is looking forward to a new Microbus. We also know that Volkswagen is pushing ahead at full speed with alternative fuel and electric vehicles.
Volkswagen Group has allocated roughly $71-Billion for development of new vehicles and boost worldwide production capacity between now and 2015. Most of the media have been anxious to see what new products Volkswagen will use to push forward with to reach lofty goal of becoming the number one manufacturer in the world. It looks like Geneva may finally reveal some of those plans.
Source: Automotive News Europe courtesy of Motor Trend Staff