Volkswagen to start production of Tarek small crossover in Mexico in 2020
With the end of Beetle output, Volkswagen will begin producing the Tarek small crossover at its plant in the Mexican state of Puebla in 2020 and sales will start by the end of 2021, Volkswagen of Mexico Ceo Steffen Reiche said on Wednesday.
The vehicle, discussed with U.S. dealers at the NADA convention in January, is expected to be slotted below the Tiguan crossover.
Scott Keogh, Ceo of Volkswagen of America, told that the subcompact crossover would have a different name in the U.S. market.
Tarek will be a beefed-up version of a model sold in China named Tharu. «We’ll adapt the Chinese model for this market. Our version will be the stronger one, the rougher one compared to the Chinese one» Reiche said during an event at the Puebla plant.