Official: Volkswagen will present a new SUV and electric concept in April


Platform MEB on an x-ray of the Buzz concept, 2017.

own Klaus Bischoff, head of design of Volkswagen, was responsible for revealing to the media present in Detroit the second model that uses the new platform MEB intended for electric vehicles will be an SUV. As an advancement to this model will be presented in the Hall of Shanghai in 2017 a new concept of power, the third party already introduced by the brand in the last few months.

The production version, which forward the prototype that we’ll see debut in Shanghai will hit the market in 2020, as one of the members of the new subgama of electrical models of Volkswagen. This new range is conducted by a series of concepts that began with the I. D. Concept presented at the last Paris Salon 2016, that has followed the I. D. Buzz Concept unveiled this week in Detroit.

In just 4 months have discovered the first two prototypes of this series, and in just 3 more months we will know the third, which ultimately advances that will be the second model to reach production.


Volkswagen I. D. Concept 2016, the next power of the brand.

After these, is scheduled to arrive up to four new prototypes more, they all employ the same modular platform: an SUV, a crossover, a coupe and a convertible. Whose performances are fixed between now and 2019. The first of them will be the new SUV that we will see in Shanghai, an event held at the end of the month of April of this year.

The SUV that will be launched in China ahead of the production model, which does not know its size or positioning. The confirmation that in addition to the SUV we will also see a crossover later induces to think that the prototype of Shanghai will have the size of models in the C-segment as a minimum.

The platform MEB is able to accommodate models of lengths close to 5.0 meters long, as we were able to verify with the Buzz concept presented this week, which features a huge battle of 3.3 metres. Bischoff was also asked about the reasons for presenting as the I. D. Buzz Concept in Detroit, before the own SUV, to which he answered that the SUV has the host ensured by the public in most markets, however, a production model derivative of the Buzz should be presented in order to test the opinion of the media and the public.