Volkswagen Group is expanding the product range of all its brands at a ferocious pace as it fights to become the world's top-selling automaker.
VW, Audi, Porsche, Bentley, Lamborghini and Bugatti will enter new segments in the next several years, challenging rivals with vehicles built on cost-effective group platforms.
Volkswagen also is likely to develop and produce more vehicles for the United States. The Passat, which is built at a new plant in Chattanooga, is the first and will be followed by a mid-sized crossover.
Audi will also launch the A3 sedan, which was developed primarily for the United States.
Porsche will add the Macan, a crossover smaller than the Cayenne, and expand its Panamera family.
Luxury brands Bentley and Lamborghini are scheduled to add crossovers aimed at the United States.
The VW Group isn't ignoring electric vehicles but is proceeding cautiously. Like its German rival BMW, Audi will add a plug-in electric at the top of its range when the R8 e-tron debuts this year.
VW will add the plug-in hybrid Jetta this year and an electric Golf in 2013.