At a media event recently attended by Double Apex we learned about VW Group products 2020, all the new models we can expect to see from the various brands under the auto giant’s umbrella that will be introduced locally next year.
Audi will be the most active member of the family in 2020. No fewer than nine new Four Ring models will be launched into the SA market next year. The TT RS is the first of these, it will debut in the first quarter. Learn more about the small coupe at this link.
Other RS models joining the fray in 2020 include the RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback, hot versions of the mid-size SUV. These two will be joined by the SQ8 and SQ7. The new A6/7 will be launched later in the year, along with the S8. Fans of electric cars will be pleased to note that the E-tron all-electric SUV will be available before the year ends.
Click here for our Audi Q3 driving review.
The uber-luxurious Bentley Flying Spur will be introduced locally in the first quarter of 2020. Good news if you’ve recently bagged a government tender, or are a manufacturer of generators… Learn more about the 467 kW saloon here.
Several new raging Bulls escaped SantAgata last year, among them the Huracan Performante (read our review here) as well as the Aventador SVJ. There are no all-new models from Lamborghini in 2020. A few variants of existing cars will be introduced as well as a few concept cars. Check out the wild Lambo V12 GT vision here.
Porsche will have a relatively busy year with no fewer than four new options arriving on local shores before 2020 ends. The brand kicks off the year with a bang, launching its GT4 Spyder and Cayman here in Q1. These twins should be an absolute hoot to drive as they both feature manual gearboxes and high-revving naturally aspirated engines. Another eagerly anticipated new model is the (992 series) 911 Turbo. The apex 911 will be joined by other 992 variants as the year progresses.
Biggest news of all is the introduction of the Porsche Taycan. Porsche’s first all-electric model debuts on the local sales charts 2020 following much-needed investment in battery charging infrastructure. On the family car end of the spectrum, the Cayenne GTS will be here sooner, rather than later.
VW representatives have stated that they will have a busy 2020. The brand will extend its T-Cross range with the addition of two variants early in the year. A completely new nameplate, the T-Roc SUV will be here in the second half of next year. VW SA is unsure if it will introduce the T-Roc R and/or T-Roc Cabriolet to the local market, but both are up for consideration.
VW’s most popular model in SA, the Golf will be saying hello and goodbye. We bid farewell to the Mk7 version with a limited run of high-performance GTI TCR units up for grabs from Q2. We’ll be saying hello to the Mk8 Golf, in GTI guise first, towards the latter part of 2020. VW SA will also introduce the E-Golf.