Last year Volkswagen had updated their logo leaving everything with Dieselgate behind. Cars with older logos are selling with huge discounts. And they’re leaving room for updated versions with new logos. So here are some updates you need to know.
I’ll begin with hotly anticipated 2021 Volkswagen Atlas because I love sales data. And this Volkswagen’s greatest hit is making up roughly 40% of all US sales. Americans are craving for big three-row SUVs. Bit of a detour from a green future if you ask, but someone’s got to please the crowd. And as my motor world atlas show – Atlas is still heading that way. Pun intended. It has a facelifted body and a new logo on the D-shaped wheel. The difference between 3,6 V6 and 2-litre four-pot is only 40 hp. Basically, it doesn’t matter which one to choose.
- Drivertical card: Treat yourself and buy Audi Q7
- Drives now: Big middle-class family
- Drives after 5 years: Big middle-class family in Eastern Europe, since their Atlas is from the US and has been repaired by none other than master Anton Tusik
- Your blockbuster has just been updated. Enjoy + Drivertical gear: 3
And another crowd-pleaser – Tiguan. The updated model has just hit the news and dealerships in Europe recently. It won’t be available in the US until October. And as an Atlas – it won’t have a hybrid option. Despite all these inconveniences, it has a new logo, new tech, and headlights. Nice.
- Drivertical card: if you’re not buying into that VW tech you should be fine with Kia Sportage
- Drives now: Middle-class middle management
- Drives after 5 years: Middle-class middle management in Eastern Europe with thick dust cover and already 250 000 km on the clock.
- As good as one with older logo + Drivertical gear: 4
Tarek is some sort of a legend already. Actually, nobody exactly knows it’s named. China has a Tharu, Europe T-Roc and in the US it will be Taos or Tarek. And I bet that this smaller Tiguan sibling will have a 1,4 petrol and a new logo on the wheel. We’ll find out this at the end of 2020
- Drivertical card: if you’re looking for good looking small SUV you should be looking no further than Mazda CX30
- Drives now: Middle-class youngsters
- Drives after 5 years: Funky moms in Eastern Europe
- When is it OK to admit that we have too many small SUVs? + Drivertical gear: 3
It has the same 1,4 engine and it is the most fuel-efficient VW available. Maybe has something to do with the wheel since it’s old. 2020 Jetta doesn’t have a new badge but it has the big-ass screen in front of you.
- Drivertical card: it’s in the class of its own. Anything better is almost the same but has a GLI badge
- Drives now: savvy middle-class youngsters
- Drives after 5 years: Savvy middle-class youngsters in Eastern Europe. And of course, it’s from the US and has an Anton Tusik facelift. Here in Europe VW’s to busy making those I.D models.
- It will seel no matter what I will scribble here + Drivertical gear: 3
Drivertical card: it’s in the class of its own. Anything better is almost the same but has a GLI badge
- Drives now: : savvy middle-class youngsters
- Drives after 5 years:: Savvy middle-class youngsters in Eastern Europe. And of course, it’s from the US and has an Anton Tusik facelift. Here in Europe VW’s to busy making those I.D models.
- Drivertical gear: 3: It will seel no matter what I will scribble here