The entry-level model will feature a 160hp 1.8L TSI motor and a six-speed manual for about €30,000. This will be followed by a 2.0L turbodiesel with latest Common Rail technology that’s good for 140hp and should feature a €32,500 price tag. Topping out the range will be a 300hp V6 FSI version with AWD and a dual-clutch gearbox for €40,000.
To keep costs low, much of the car’s equipment will be available as optional extras including goodies such as a reversing camera, parking sensors and panoramic glass-sunroof, reports AutomobilWoche.
The aggressive pricing strategy is necessary so that the new model isn’t positioned too closely with the Audi A5, which starts at €44,000. VW is also wary of the mistakes it made with the unspectacular Phaeton saloon, pricing the car too far out of reach of most VW buyers.