Volkswagen entry-level brand to have a three vehicle lineup - report

Volkswagen might have ended their buying spree, but that doesn't mean the company has given up on plans for a new entry-level brand.

Car Magazine is reporting the brand will have a three-vehicle lineup that consists of a €7000 ($9,120) sedan, a €7500 ($9,790) wagon and an €8000 ($10,435) MPV. These models could eventually be joined by a €9000 ($11,750) crossover and an affordable three-door hatchback.

Unsurprisingly, the vehicles will come sparsely equipped to keep their prices as low as possible. Thankfully there will be a couple of options, but they will be grouped into three or four packages to simplify production.

All of the models are expected to have a 2500mm wheelbase and ride on the PQ platform that underpins the outgoing Polo and Passat. There's even speculation that the models could eschew basic features such as power steering and rear disc brakes.

Engine options remain unconfirmed, but choices could include three- and four-cylinder units with displacements ranging from 1.2- to 1.6-liters. They will likely be connected to five- and six-speed manual transmissions as well as an optional seven-speed automatic.

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