Volkswagen Overhauls Several Models for 2025

Matthew Guy
by Matthew Guy

Volkswagen fans will be pleased to learn the German brand’s lineup for the 2025 model year will apparently be the freshest array of machines it’s had on sale in some spell.

Over the last couple of model years, VW has hove updates and overhauls at each of its offerings, including the ID.4 and Atlas family in 2024. Now, a series of meaningful revisions to key models plus infotainment and voice assistant updates for 2025 allows the company a claim of each model being fresh within the last two years.

We already knew the Golf GTI and Golf R would be on the business end of facelifts for 2025, though we’ll let the transmission choices going forward remain unmentioned. The ID.4 received well-needed upgrades last year including fettled infotainment system and software, expunging some of the original design’s odd choices. Meanwhile, the Atlas and its Atlas Cross brother had a major refresh for the 2024 model year.

Coming up for 2025 are the hotly anticipated ID. Buzz, a machine we’re sure to see in ample supply at various and sundry car shows with more than a few decked out in flower regalia or a Cheech & Chong livery. Groovy.

In the mainstream, an apparent refresh of the Jetta and Jetta GLI are also in the cars, with an unveiling planned sometime before the end of this quarter. The popular Taos is also getting what’s billed as a major refresh for the 2025 model year, with its debut appearing in the third quarter of this calendar year. Finally, the tongue-twisting Tiguan is slated for a third-gen revamp as a 2025 model – details of that effort are expected later this year as well.

In short, it's a decent time to be hucking metal at a VW store. Through the first quarter of 2024, the brand had 82,101 deliveries with the Tiguan being its most popular model with 21,626 units on the books.

[Image: Volkswagen]

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Matthew Guy
Matthew Guy

Matthew buys, sells, fixes, & races cars. As a human index of auto & auction knowledge, he is fond of making money and offering loud opinions.

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  • Chiefmonkey Chiefmonkey on Jun 17, 2024

    If the GTI only had physical climate buttons I would have bought one.

  • Matzel Matzel on Jun 18, 2024

    The Golf GTI/R sans physical HVAC buttons are not very attractive. The monster screen on the dash looks like it was designed by a kindergartener. 🥴 Long gone are the days when VeeDub interiors were at or among best in class. Acura or Audi will probably get my money when my Mk7.5 GTI needs trading in for something fresh, next spring.

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