Just prior to the official public debut later on this week at the Paris Motor Show, VW has decided to showcase its new concept electric vehicle in sketch form, revealing it has rear sliding doors.
These are mere sketches – not actual images of the concept itself – so we know the designers took many artistic choices, but at least we can all have a pretty compelling picture. For example, we didn’t know the EV will have rear sliding doors – we only knew it was a hatchback about the same size as a Golf but with Passat interior space. Those minivan rear sliding doors will make entry and exit a breeze, while the glass extends all the way to the back to deliver lots of light. The most interesting mystery is the presence of exactly four circles on the roof – we might speculate those are sensors/cameras/radar to work in conjunction with some autonomous technology.
We also noticed the very short front and rear overhangs and huge wheels, while VW was also nice enough to even let us catch a glimpse of the interior. Treated with minimalism, the cabin seems barren of any visible physical controls and also comes with a very simple and clean dashboard. The concept popping up in Paris should be a near-production prototype, as per VW’s brand boss Herbert Diess and represents the foray into the green future of the brand, which should include as many as 30 EV models by 2025.