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There are some rumours floating around that VW will be reinventing the Beetle as a full electric 4 door. Volkswagen has confirmed that the current Beetle will not be replaced when production comes to an end next year, and there are already some markets that have dropped it already. I hope alike the upcoming I.D Buzz that VW goes with a retro design.
 

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I noticed in recent years there's growing interest in vehicles for individuals, especially as more people move to cities. Taking after the T-Roc as a less utilitarian version would make it the perfect product:

 

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Interesting that VW seems to be backtracking on their announcement that the Beetle wouldn't continue after this generation. I suppose that electric variants can be seen as brand new models, and it looks like there are already some concepts/renderings of what it could look like. The I.D lineup is looking very impressive.
 

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I think VW's I.D lineup is the most impressive out of all the upcoming EV's we've seen, at least in regards to futuristic styling. It'll also be great for the brand to move away from all the controversy around their diesel tech, and I expect there to be a lot of interest in the new models.
 

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I hope that VW also plans on reintroducing older discontinued models as electrics such as the Scirocco. I think that would be a great way to encourage fans of classic models to make the switch to EV's.
 

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More Dune versions would be great. I know it was more Beetle specific but I feel they can use that as a brand for smaller but utilitarian CUV's like the T-Roc. Maybe they can finally have a Jeep Renegade rival.
 

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I don't think VW has much interest in the off road segment, and with their I.D lineup starting in 2020, I wouldn't expect that to change. I believe we first saw those Dune concepts back in like 2014? Surely there were reasons why it never saw production.
 

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The Amarok is their go to model for off roaders and it looks like with the new Tanoak concept, that we may see a similar model offered in North America. With the transition to electric there is little chance that any of their future sedans will be off road capable.
 

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The Amarok is their go to model for off roaders and it looks like with the new Tanoak concept, that we may see a similar model offered in North America. With the transition to electric there is little chance that any of their future sedans will be off road capable.
If Arteon sales go well enough over the coming years then I can see VW offering an offroad version. Its very practical considering what brands like Mercedes and Audi have done. Even more so that their sister brand Audi already does it! In the end being a cheaper A4 All-Road.
 

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Off road wagons do seem to be becoming more common in the industry, and even Porsche has shown an interest with the Cross Turismo. Equipped with AWD, they do seem to be a fantastic alternative to a traditional SUV.
 

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They are a better packaged vehicle imo, as they are not only more efficient, but we are also starting to see more performance oriented trims for them. Ford recently announced that the Fusion may be returning as a sports wagon.
 

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IMO, I think the Fusion would be better off as a crossover.

After seeing the GLA and X2, and how well sales have been, there is definitely room for a cheaper version, Ford can be a leader in that sub-segment.
 

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Ford already announced the Focus Active crossover. And there are already a ton of cheaper alternatives from Hyundai and Kia, some of which will soon see EV variants such as the Kona and Niro.
 

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Weird because they're due to launch the EcoSport and a new Ford Escape, in the end they'll have a lot of models that serve very similar purposes.

Ford needs to keep it simple and focused just a few key products. Even VW group doesn't take that approach yet they have all the money and resources in the world.
 
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