The electric strategy over at Volkswagen is being spearheaded – or delayed, put it the way you want it – by the introduction of several previewing I.D. concepts.
So far, we had two of them – the original I.D. concept over at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, a Golf-sized hatchback that promised an interior space comparable to the Passat. It was also able to go without a charge up to 373 miles (600 kilometers) on a full battery. The in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit they revisited the quintessential Microbus concept via the I.D. Buzz, a futuristic reenactment in electric key, complete with autonomous driving technology. We’ve already learned from various sources a third electric concept is going to arrive this month at the Auto Shanghai in China where Volkswagen is playing into the popular SUV field.
And months from now, a fourth prototype will be presented – can you guess the body style? Yes, it’s going to be a sedan, coming in as a “surprise”, according to VW design chief Klaus Bischoff. On a personal note, I would indeed be surprised if they brought an interesting design… Anyways, it turns out the vehicle – already seen internally – is scheduled to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September after aweing numerous people within the group. Needless to say, these concepts will be followed by correspondents in real life, all based on the newly developed MEB electric vehicle architecture.