Volkswagen Paris Motor Show electric concept car
Volkswagen has been quite busy in 2016. The German automaker has unveiled a number of different cool concept cars at different auto shows throughout the year, starting off with the Microbus-inspired electric BUDD-e in January. Volkswagen continued the year by mostly focusing on concept SUVs, such as the impressive T-Prime Concept GTE. Now, the focus is turning toward electric functionality once again, and Volkswagen is set to unveil another conceptual design in Paris in October. Here’s what we know so far about the Volkswagen Paris Motor Show electric concept car.
What will VW have at the Paris Motor Show?
As has been the case with previous auto shows this year, Volkswagen has not yet released the name of its latest concept. It has, however, given us a few teaser images to whet our collective appetites until the show begins on October 1. Volkswagen has been shifting gears to electric vehicles of late, putting a lot of focus on the next generation and what the future of the automotive industry will look like. We do know that this new concept will be fully electric with zero emissions. The automaker is making some pretty bold claims as well, indicating this concept could be just as revolutionary as the Beetle.
Volkswagen anticipates that this new concept will eventually make it to production sometime around 2019 or 2020, and it will be the first one to hit the market based on the company’s new modular electrification kit (MEB). This step toward the world of electric cars could herald a wave of such vehicles from Volkswagen and its competitors, changing our landscape forever.
Based on the teaser images, the new concept appears almost Golf-like, albeit with a bit more bulk. The headlights and taillights have a unique dot matrix appearance, and the rear appears to open up like a hatchback.
We are eager to see the final design when it is unveiled in a few weeks. Stay in touch with the Elgin Volkswagen blog for more updates as they are available!