Volkswagen Golf and I.D
Volkswagen has confirmed it will launch two of its most important new models within weeks of each other.
The German car maker’s engineering might will be tested over the next two
years as it concurrently develops the next-generation Golf alongside the first in its ambitious roll-out of electric vehicles.
Jürgen Stackman, board member and head of sales and marketing, revealed to
Drive that the company’s top-selling Golf range is set to roll over to a new model generation in 2020
and just one month later, the first of Volkswagen’s crucial new family of electric vehicles, the I.D. hatch, will follow.
“There is going to be an extremely strong new Golf 8 coming, it will launch just a month ahead of the I.D.
We believe that they both stand on their own feet, in their own rights.” Stackmann said, at last week’s Frankfurt Motor Show.
The Volkswagen Group used the Frankfurt event to endorse its commitment to the future of mobility,
with a range of electric and autonomous concept cars on display from Volkswagen, Skoda, and Audi.
At an earlier preview event ahead of the show,
group CEO Matthias Mueller announced plans for 80 electrified vehicles by 2025
across the Volkswagen Group which includes Audi, Porsche, Bentley, Skoda, Volkswagen, Lamborghini, and Bugatti.
Stackmann clarified the Volkswagen brand’s specific approach,
revealing the timing and potential driving range of the first of the I.D. family of electric vehicles
as well as giving an indication of the new model’s expected pricing.
“The journey of electric mobility will start 2020, early 2020, with the I.D. which is Golf-size,
and basically our ambition is to offer a range between 400 and 600 kilometre gross,
so basically that gives you between 300 and 450 kilometres net range.” He said.