Volkswagen preparation ID sedan as part of the first EV wave

The next electrical machine ID to be revealed by Volkswagen will be a sedan, which is likely to appear at the Geneva motor show next March.

It will be the fourth electric model in a range of five initial models from Volkswagen, company boss Herbert Diess confirmed at the Frankfurt motor show. You will join the ID hatchback, ID Crozz SUV and ID Buzz minibus, with all the models on the VW Group electric MEB platform.

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Diess said that the fifth and final model will be a great SUV, suggesting that it would be equivalent to the Tiguan LWB, with the Crozz parallel to the Tiguan.

Diess also confirmed that Volkswagen is considered to be a retro-styled electric model. “When we have finished with the standard programme [the five cars referred to above] in five or six months, the next thing for us is to do something emotional [for electric vehicles].”

He added that there was always the possibility for a retrofit electric drive, saying that it was important to have a heritage.

In front of the Frankfurt motor show, the Volkswagen Group boss Matthias Muller has said that the Volkswagen Group would launch 50 models of electric by 2025, and 23 of those will be Volkswagen.

In spite of the electrification push, Diess said the traditional engines will remain vital. “We need both Golf and ID for many years,” he said. “Evs will play a major role in China and in Europe. But in many parts of the world, that is not the case. If there is the support of the policy of the Government, people will not buy an EV.”

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