Written by Daniel Andzhurov – September 28, 2021
Reviewed by Asaf Kedem
As many as 70 new electric models by 2028: Volkswagen has officially announced this goal for its future. The ID family is the cornerstone of the company's transformation: its first member, shown in 2019, was the compact ID.3. In 2020, Volkswagen also launched the ID.4 SUV. In the future, under the abbreviation ID will appear a luxury limousine, station wagon and "remake" of Bulli.
Three key Volkswagen models will be very important for the brand in the coming years:
1. ID Buzz - Bulli becomes electric
Not only the design, but also the drive of the all-electric ID Buzz is oriented to the first bus of Volkswagen – the T1. In the new electric car, the rear wheels will be driven as standard, but they will be supplied with significantly more power. A fully digital cockpit can also be expected, which will probably be the same as in ID.3 and ID.4.
2. Passat B9 - only as a variant
Although the development of an electric version (which will probably be called ID.7) is in full swing, a new generation of the well-known modification of the internal combustion engine will be released. The new Passat will use the base of the next Skoda Superb, will probably be offered only as a station wagon and will debut in 2024 at the earliest. In addition to all-diesel and petrol engines with power between 150 and 220 hp, will be offered plug-in hybrids with up to 100 kilometers of electric mileage.
3. New Amarok pickup in cooperation with Ford
Due to the cooperation with Ford, we expect the new Amarok to use the same platform as the next Ranger. The cost savings could reduce the price. The first teaser reveals that the design will be much more aggressive than before. But not everything is changing: the pickup will continue to be on a supporting frame and will probably be offered with different cabs, as well as with rear or 4x4 drive.
Auto Trendy’s take:
Well, it is all sound and clear: the whole world is going electric as it is saying a “goodbye” to the internal combustion engines slowly but surely. That is easy to see in our whole blog as we write mostly about electric or hybrid vehicles lately. VW, as one of the biggest OEMs in the world, does not lag behind either: they plan big, and we cannot wait to be watching them act in the same way! Stay tuned and let’s admire the evolution together!