Volkswagen Geneva Review 2016Geneva is where companies release their new designs and concepts, and for Volkswagen it was particularly busy, with four models to show off in 2016.
Introduced this year was the new Phideon executive saloon, the reworked up! and the new T-Cross SUV concept.
The second generation of the up! has been updated and improved to make Volkswagen's smallest car as good as it can be.
With prices staying the same to the first version, more equipment will be available as standard, so that you get the most out of the up!.
A new set of engines have been introduced with this new up!, with a new TSI turbocharged petrol, the electric power unit for the e-up!, and a special natural gas-powered eco up!.
Also added to the up! range is a new trim level, provided by American audio company BeatsAudio. The up! beats will have a special 300-watt sound system installed, as well as special decals, added cosmetic features and smartphone integration.
The Phideon is a new saloon built on Volkswagen’s new Modular Longitudinal Matrix (MLB) platform, which will become the base of future saloons in the Volkswagen range.
This new top of the range saloon is ideal for use as a chauffeur-driven limousine and will take position as the flagship model for Volkswagen in the Chinese market - which is where the Phideon will be sold exclusively.
The other showpiece at Geneva was the new SUV concept, the T-Cross Breeze. This model is a look into the world of the compact SUV, with the convertible body-style appealing to sunseeking adventurers. A similar-sized model could be joining the Volkswagen range in the future alongside the Tiguan and Touareg.
The open-top concept includes a BeatsAudio sound system, an efficient 1.0-litre TSI turbo petrol engine and new interactive cockpit and operation concept.
The new up! is available later this year, with the Phideon being introduced in China towards the end of 2016.