First image of the Tharu: The SEAT Ateca Volkswagen for Latin america

Volkswagen is already preparing its own version of the SEAT Ateca and Škoda Karoq, a todocamino that will be manufactured in China and later in Argentina, Mexico and Russia, but that will not come to Europe.

L preference of the public at present, due to the crossovers seems irreversible and the manufacturers are doing everything possible to be able to cover most of the segments. The roadmap of Volkswagen contemplates a family of 7 SUVs and the new Tharu will come to several world markets to fill a space that until now was not covered by any of the models of Volkswagen.

it Is a model that will be positioned below the Tiguan, which have many points in common with the SEAT Ateca and the Škoda Karoq, with which it shares the same modular platform MQB, which is also used by various models of the Volkswagen Group. This new suv from the German manufacturer will be produced initially in China in collaboration with SAIC where it will be released this same year and two years after will begin in addition to be manufactured in Argentina, Mexico and Russia.

by The German manufacturer plans to produce around 400,000 units per year distributed in four locations around the world, as it is a product of global reach with which will try to satisfy the current demand for crossovers of these dimensions. However the model will not come to western Europe, because in those markets the T-Roc already occupies that place.

The first sketch official broadcast by the German manufacturer shows us a body that has many points in common with the current Tiguan, although on a reduced scale. The front uses the current language design of the SUVs of Volkswagen, with headlights main rectangular format and a bumper with large air inlets.

while the supply of SUVs from Volkswagen, you will have 7 different alternatives when the new Tharu reaches the market, the German manufacturer plans to raise to 20 the number of models for the year 2020, when this kind of vehicles already represent 40% of its global sales.