Volkswagen to Debut Electric Sedan at Frankfurt
VW is said to add a fourth model on the MEB platform.
Auto Car has reported that Volkswagen is looking to add a fourth member to the MEB family. Moreover, the new model is said to be a sedan. And its immediate mission is to show the breadth of VW’s electric ambitions.
Volkswagen design chief, Klaus Bischoff told Autocar that the sedan will surprise, adding that some details of the car even wowed his colleagues when they first saw it.
The model is set to debut at the Frankfurt auto show in September this year. It will be the fourth in a line of concepts based on the MEB platform, which VW praise it for being a flexible, multi-use platform, much like the MQB which underpins everything under the sun from the Golf to the Atlas.
Also, Volkswagen is now proving that the MEB is able to underpin a small hatchback like the I.D, a van such as the I.D Buzz, and now a sedan as well. The platform will also be used to underpin an SUV expected to launch at the Shanghai Motor Show in May this year.
Bischoff also says that each model will have its own body style and identity (hence “I.D” perhaps), but they will all share a “no-grille” philosophy.
“Volkswagen was born with no grille,” Bischoff said. “With I.D, we’re looking into the future but have our original identity with a closed front-end.”