Volkswagen plans electric SUV for the Chinese market2. May 2019
The first vehicles of the new electric ID model series are not yet on the road, VW is already planning further new studies. While the Wolfsburg-based company has limited its electric offensive to small and medium-sized cars, the ID Roomz study at the Shanghai Motor Show will present a preview of the series production version of a large battery-powered SUV. The SUV is based on the new modular platform MEB of the Volkswagen Group and the market launch, first in China, is announced for the year 2021.
The modular electric car kit, or MEB for short, will also serve as the basis for a compact car expected at the end of this year as well as other planned models such as a compact SUV, a minibus in the style of a retro van and possibly a beach buggy. The Group subsidiaries Seat and Skoda will also develop electric-powered vehicles based on the MEB. The VW Group’s electric vehicles are to go into series production successively from next year.
Further details on the ID Roomz are not yet known. However, with its dimensions of around five metres in length it is likely to be in the class of the conventional VW models Touareg and Atlas, but due to its space-saving battery drive it will offer more interior space. On the market, VW competes with the Tesla Model X, the Jaguar I-Pace and the Mercedes EQC. Volkswagen has not yet provided any information on the price or if and when there will be a market launch in Europe. Automobile manufacturers in China also process components from abroad. Are you active in the automotive sector and would like to export your products to China? We will be happy to advise you on the China Compulsory Certification (CCC) that is absolutely necessary.
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