An SUV concept is likely to be shown next as part of Volkswagen's planned future family of electric vehicles, design chief Klaus Bischoff has hinted.
VW's new electric vehicle range, which will launch in 2020 with an electric hatchback previewed by the ID concept from the recent Paris motor show, is targeting sales of one million units by 2025.
The ID Buzz previews an electric MPV inspired by the Microbus concept that will go into production in 2022 should a business case be proved for it.
An SUV is understood to be being prepared to be shown as the next concept car, with a saloon and possibly a sports car set to follow it.
Bischoff said VW's range of electric cars "would have a different design language to our internal combustion engine models". He said the platform allowed for a longer wheelbase with shorter overhangs, and would allow a Volkswagen Golf-sized model to have the interior space of a Volkswagen Passat. The models would also be extremely aerodynamic, and would each get their own 'face' with different light designs at the front instead of a family grille.
The interiors would be made with recycled and recyclable materials, and buttons reduced to a minimum. There will be just one floating touchscreen and much key driving info would be projected onto the windscreen. The dashboard will also be moved 150mm further away from front passengers to free up more interior space.