In an interview with the German business mag Wirtschafts Woche (via Green Car Congress), Volkswagen Brand Manager Herbert Diess said that the company would present a near-production prototype of a new EV at the Paris Motor Show in September.
The new model will have the external dimensions of a Golf and the internal space of a Passat, and offer a range of 400-600 km (249-373 miles). It will go on the market around the end of 2018 or the beginning of 2019.
Over the next five years, under the slogan “Makes life better,” VW will introduce a whole family of “New Urban Vehicles,” including a city SUV, a coupe and a small delivery van (foreshadowed by the BUDD-e concept shown in January), all using the same battery technology and on the same platform.
“By 2025, our brand will take on a global leadership role in e-mobility, and will be building one million EVs per year,” Diess told Wirtschafts Woche. These will be built not only in Germany, but also in China and quite possibly in the US.