Automaker will invest $800 million and create 1,000 new jobs.
I.D. Neo production is slated to begin in less than a year.
Volkswagen is literally laying bare its plans for millions of upcoming electric-powered cars and trucks. Called the MEB platform, this dedicated EV chassis is set to form the backbone of the German automaker's electrification effort.
Romain Dumas will be behind the wheel once again.
It seems that Volkswagen is rolling out a new I.D. concept every few months, all previewing a production car arriving next year. In just the past few months, we've seen the I.D. Buzz, I.D. Crozz and I.D. Vizzion. Today, there's a new high-performance version, the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak. As the name implies, this is made to tackle the world's most infamous hill climb.
The production version will arrive between 2020 and 2022.
The production Crozz will be released in 2020 or 2021.
The regular I.D. comes out earlier, but we probably won't get it.
Riding the exposure waves of the Tesla Model 3, VW wants it to be known the Golf-sized EV will be thousands cheaper.
The EV is styled like the old Microbus.
The EV crossover further demonstrates the flexibility of VW's modular MEB architecture.
A portable, individualized profile should make VW ridesharing services more palatable.
Maybe this one will finally make it to production.
Expect this car to share a platform with the ID Concept revealed in Paris.