Recently, the official account of the Volkswagen Group leaked the sketches of the new electric cars of its sub-brands Volkswagen, Skoda and Seat, and revealed that in 2025 Volkswagen will manufacture these three new cars in Spain.
These three new cars are all based on Volkswagen’s MEB platform. From the sketches, they should be a small SUV and two mid-size SUVs. Volkswagen’s first-quarter 2022 performance report also shows that by 2025, Volkswagen will have 25 electric vehicle models. In addition, Volkswagen will expand its investment in electric vehicles to about 60.9 billion yuan, and will also increase battery production capacity and electric vehicle production, and raise the level of software technology.
According to Volkswagen’s public information, this year Volkswagen will continue to release new electric vehicles. Recently, Volkswagen has continuously disclosed new car information, which not only whetted the audience’s appetite, but also reflected Volkswagen’s determination to electrify transformation.
The sketch of Volkswagen’s new car released by the official account has a rounded appearance, but it seems to be only three-quarters of the ordinary car. This car is a bit like a VW Golf or a smaller VW ID. 3, and VW might name the car ID. 2 or ID. 1.
As can be seen from the pictures of Skoda’s new car, the wheelbase of this car is quite long. If it weren’t for the rear wheel close to the rear end of the body and the short rear overhang, it might be considered a station wagon. The squarer silhouette also shows that the car has plenty of interior space, and if the price is reasonable, this car should be a good value for money.
And Seat’s new car sketch is the same as the picture exposed by the Dutch car website Autovisie in March 2021. It is clear that this is a compact crossover. The car is about the same size as Seat’s compact SUV, the Arona, which could be 4.19 meters long, 1.8 meters wide and 1.44 meters high. It is expected that the cost of this car should be between 20,000 euros (equivalent to about 140,564 yuan) to 25,000 euros (equivalent to about 175,705 yuan).
At Volkswagen’s 2022 first quarter results report meeting, Volkswagen Group CEO Diess said: “As a truly global company, we have strong production capabilities in all major global growth and sales markets. Volkswagen’s global The layout has helped us mitigate many of the headwinds we are currently seeing. Even in a more polarized world, Volkswagen is firmly committed to expanding its global footprint, further driving its transformation into a sustainable and fully digital mobility provider .”
In the future, the Volkswagen Group will continue to develop pure electric vehicles, increasing the number of electric vehicle models to 25. Volkswagen has announced a $7.1 billion investment in electric vehicles in North America. In addition, Volkswagen will conduct battery production in the United States.
In addition, in order to ensure the stable growth of the Chinese market, Volkswagen will also accelerate the electrification and digital transformation in the Chinese market. In the future, Volkswagen (Anhui) will become the new electric vehicle hub of the Volkswagen Group. The company’s factory will start producing MEB-based models in 2023. After the production capacity ramps up, the factory’s maximum annual production capacity is expected to reach 350,000 vehicles.
The battery plant of Volkswagen (Anhui) will also start production next year. At the same time, the Volkswagen Group has also invested 1 billion euros (about 7 billion yuan) in Volkswagen (Anhui) and Guoxuan Hi-Tech.