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Phaeton redux? VW reportedly plans giant electrical sedan to problem Tesla Mannequin S

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Volkswagen Group final week introduced plans for a brand new electrical automobile for its Volkswagen model to be constructed utilizing extremely automated manufacturing strategies which are nonetheless in growth.

The automaker stated it established a skunkworks staff to develop the brand new manufacturing strategies, which can initially be launched at a plant in Wolfsburg, Germany. The plant, situated on the identical web site as VW Group’s headquarters, is at present the unique house of VW Golf manufacturing.

Citing an nameless supply, Automotive Information (subscription required) reported over the weekend that the thriller EV might be a big sedan to problem the Tesla Mannequin S.

This is not the manufacturing model of the ID.Vizzion sedan idea (proven under) that VW will put into manufacturing at a plant in Emden, Germany, in 2023. The manufacturing ID.Vizzion, code-named Aero-B, is anticipated to exchange the Arteon which is at present in manufacturing on the Emden plant. Sedan and wagon physique types are deliberate for the Aero-B, and we may see each attain america.

Volkswagen ID Vizzion Concept

Volkswagen ID Vizzion Idea

The thriller EV is to be one other new addition serving as a technological flagship for the VW model, a bit just like the ill-fated Phaeton VW lastly phased out in early 2016. On the time, VW stated a brand new Phaeton with a battery-electric powertrain was within the planning, so maybe that is that automotive.

In accordance with Automotive Information‘ supply, the thriller EV might be based mostly on VW Group’s MEB modular platform designed for mainstream EVs, albeit an up to date model. This fashion it will not step on the toes of the so-called Landjet EVs for Audi, Bentley and Porsche being developed on VW Group’s extra superior PPE platform.

It is nonetheless early days as issues like the event funds and focused volumes are nonetheless being mentioned, in line with the supply. Nevertheless, a launch earlier than 2025 is feasible. Bernd Osterloh, who represents VW Group staff, in September known as for manufacturing of an EV to be added to the Wolfsburg plant by the center of the last decade.

Keep tuned.

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