Volkswagen announced the cessation of the production of Suran in Argentina. The news was expected some time ago, but now he set a date: "The end of his production is scheduled during the first quarter of 2019", confirmed in an official statement.
Volkswagen Suran was produced so far in the Buenos Aires factory in Pacheco, where Currently, Amarok is also produced, pickup that follows its normal course on the national assembly line.
From 2006 to today, The German brand produced more than 440 thousand units of suran. De Pacheco was exported to various markets in the region. In Argentina, it was one of the most successful family cars in recent years, but it lost power with the boom of the small SUVs. In 2018, it performed 10,965 patents, 44.8 percent less than in 2017 (19,868).
The rural or "expanded" version of Fox will leave its place in the local Volkswagen production pole to promote with the necessary works for the use of the new MQB platform, "whose productive process provides greater flexibility for the production of new models," says the German brand.
The result of an investment of close to $ 650 million The first product to be manufactured in Pacheco with the new platform is Tarek. It is a medium SUV that will be located above T-Cross, the small SUV coming from Brazil this year and under the Tiguan Allspace (seven seats).
Volkswagen Tarek (in other markets called Tharu) will compete against models like Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Kuga, Honda CR-V and Peugeot 3008, among other. It measures 4.45 meters long, 1.84 wide and 1.63 meters high, with a wheelbase of 2.68 meters. The luggage compartment has a capacity of 455 litersbut it increases to 1542 liters when the rear seats are disproved.
Clarification: Can the final model of the Argentine model have some differences with Chinese, but generally they will be the same. It will also be produced in Mexico and Russia. From Argentina, it will be exported to various countries in South America.