Volkswagen will start importing cars to Iran, returning to the resurgent Middle Eastern market after 17 years.
Volkswagen (VW) has signed an agreement with Iran's Mammut Khodro to import VW brand models.


• The new T-Roc (1): Volkswagen's fourth SUV
• Compact T-Roc with new, expressive design style, coupé-like roof section, strikingly wide front and sportily snappy proportions
• Extensive standard features, large array of driver assistance systems, latest infotainment generation with full connectivity and trendy bi-colour concept
• Dynamic ride characteristics, powerful engines and optionally 4Motion all-wheel drive

As part of the biggest model offensive in its history, Volkswagen is extending its model range by adding a compact-class crossover: The T-Roc. The new crossover from Volkswagen brings fresh impetus to the compact SUV class. It offers maximum personalisation, innovative digitalisation, perfect connectivity, leading-edge driver assistance systems, dynamic engines and above all modern, expressive design. A car that is just as much at home in the city as it is on rough terrain.
Dr Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management, said at the world premiere in Italy: "The T-Roc sets a new benchmark in the booming SUV segment. With its functionality, dynamic handling and technology, the T-Roc embodies all good Volkswagen qualities. It marks a milestone in our SUV offensive."


Environmentally friendly vehicles are highly under spotlight in these years as the global climate change is winning the concerns of the public opinion across the globe.
Environmental health is a top priority for today's societies, and the world's top car makers have also come up with a massive supply of electric cars, to meet this need.

Most automobile companies are currently developing electric vehicles. With understanding the critical environmental conditions, Volkswagen also made the production of electric vehicles a priority.

A comprehensive look at Volkswagen's major future policies and strategies for the auto industry shows us reducing the diversity of models and simplifying the production process and leading the global market in the environment, using superior technology, intelligent sustainability and, ultimately, striving to provide a safe and comfortable way of life for its product owners, is one of the most important goals of this automaker.

According to estimates, 20 million electric cars by 2020, 100 million electric cars by 2030, and about 400 million bicycles, tricycles and electric bikes on the world's roads will be equipped with electric engines; this type of vehicles will play a key role in reducing fossil fuel consumption and Air pollution.

With a major shift in its approach to the auto industry, Volkswagen plans to make a major contribution to the auto markets. The decision is to make Volkswagen the lead EV producer in the world markets in less than ten years, by 2025. Moreover, Volkswagen wants to be the world's largest automaker by 2030.

In fact, based on this strategy, Volkswagen plans to spend about € 10 billion to provide self-driving cars and electric cars with high-capacity batteries.

In this regard, I.D. Buzz, the all-electric Volkswagen concept car unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show is a new model that will be based on the VW's current electric cars structure. Concept I.D. Buzz is designed as a four-wheel drive microbus for the future, and it has a number of advanced technologies underneath.

According to this strategy, the Volkswagen will have a special program for the production and supply of electric vehicles in the coming years, and will equip 25% of its products by 2020 with electric motors. If everything goes as expected, the final Buzz ID will probably be available in 2020.


The annual Startup night event was held in Germany which aims to explore young people's ideas in the field of mobility, energy, productivity and technology every year.
The 5th annual startup event in Germany is of a special attraction for young people as well as business-manufacturing companies which offer over 60 new ideas provided to Volkswagen.

More than 60 new ideas on mobility, technology and productivity related to vehicles and automobiles were introduced at the event. Volkswagen, as one of the main sponsors of the launch of this important event in Germany, has been supporting the projects ever since, in order to utilize the scientific and practical achievements of young companies. This partnership aims to utilize innovative ideas and turn them into practical projects that will ultimately develop the market for Volkswagen products.

"Volkswagen has created a win-win game to support new ideas, on the one hand, from the views and views of activists," Said one of Volkswagen's directors about the incentive to participate in the annual startup event. "It solves problems and solves the problems of the industry and, on the other, serves as a platform for application ideas," he added.

At the annual startup event, various groups of Volkswagen brands joined and they competed and challenged companies that had new ideas.

This year, the Volkswagen participated in the event held in Berlin, with the goal of "Sustainable support for commercialization and promoting fresh ideas."


Volkswagen re-energizes its push towards electrification in 2020 by debuting the I.D. Crozz II concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show. This high-style, compact crossover picks up on the cues from the earlier I.D. Crozz but gives it a more eye-catching two-tone color scheme of Hibiscus Red Metallic and a silver roof.

"Our task is to make modern technology available to many people. One thing is clear: The Golf of the future must once again be a people's car," Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess said.
Aesthetically, the Crozz II is largely a rehash of the original concept. VW fits new headlights that appear much cleaner because they no longer have the louver-like strips of LEDS. The two-tone paint really helps the design, particularly from the rear three-quarters perspective where the silver roof provides an attractive contrast over the red body to make things pop more.

The Crozz II continues to have a weird door layout with conventional hinges at the front and sliding ones at the rear. With no B-pillar in the way, this provides plenty of room to see into the cabin. VW even imagines that an owner could open them via voice commands.
VW imagines the I.D. Crozz II with a pair of electric motors – one at each axle – with a total of 302 horsepower (225 kilowatts). The layout allows for all-wheel-drive traction and a top speed of 112 miles per hour (180 kilometers per hour). The company estimates the compact CUV could go 311 miles (500 kilometers on a charge).

The automaker also claims that the concept could handle as sharply as the Golf GTI because of parts like electronically controlled dampers and a new multi-link rear suspension setup.
VW’s first production I.D. electric model will be a five-door hatchback in 2020. A road-ready interpretation of the I.D. Buzz van concept would join the lineup in 2022. The third vehicle in the range would be a crossover that would likely take inspiration from the Crozz II.


Volkswagen develops electric race car
   • Electric prototype with the technology of tomorrow
   • Comeback for Volkswagen after more than 30 years

New challenge in motorsport with the technology of tomorrow: Volkswagen is developing an all-electric race car for the world's most renowned mountain race. The all-wheel drive prototype is scheduled to be at the start of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado, USA on 24 June 2018. Its goal: to set a new record for electric cars at the finish line which is at 4,300 metres elevation. The new motorsport project is part of Volkswagen's process of transforming itself into the leading producer of electric vehicles. By 2025, the Volkswagen brand will already be offering 23 all-electric models.

"The Pikes Peak hill climb is one of the world's most renowned car races. It poses an enormous challenge and is therefore excellently suited to proving the capabilities of upcoming technologies," explains Dr Frank Welsch, Member of the Board responsible for Development. "Our electric race car will be equipped with innovative battery and drive technology. The extreme stress test on Pikes Peak will give us important findings that will benefit future development, and it will showcase our products and their technologies."

The vehicle is being developed by Volkswagen Motorsport in close cooperation with Technical Development in Wolfsburg. "The race on Pikes Peak is a new beginning for us. We are developing an all-electric race vehicle for the first time," explains Sven Smeets, Volkswagen Motorsport Director. "The project is also an important milestone in our new motorsport orientation. Our team is literally electrified about taking on this incredible challenge." Volkswagen Motorsport last participated in the Pikes Peak mountain race in 1987 with a spectacular twin-engined Golf which barely missed finishing. "It is high time for a rematch," continues Smeets.
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb – which insiders also call the ‘Race to the clouds' – has been run since 1916 in the Rocky Mountains near Colorado Springs. The race course is 19.99 kilometres long, and it climbs 1,440 metres to the summit at 4,300 metres above sea level. The current record in the class of electric prototypes is 8 minutes 57.118 seconds, which was set by US driver Rhys Millen (e0 PP100) in 2016.