German VW Group is preparing a flagship electric car

German VW Group is preparing a flagship electric car

November 16, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The German concern Volkswagen Group plans to present a flagship electric vehicle in the near future. So far, there is no data on which automotive segment the new product will belong to, but it is known that one way or another, this model will be produced by premium brands that are part of the concern.

According to Automotive News Europe, the Volkswagen Group allegedly has a flagship electric vehicle, codenamed Landjet. Premium brands Audi, Bentley and Porsche, which are part of the concern, will produce their own versions of this electric vehicle.

It is not yet clear for which automotive segment these new items are being prepared. The new vehicle is expected to offer three rows of seats and seven seats, and it will be more of a sedan that will look more like a Tesla Model S than a large crossover.

The flagship electric Landjet is expected to be mass-produced at the German automaker’s plant in Hanover, Germany.

This venture is usually intended for the larger, more commercially oriented models of the concern, such as the Volkswagen Transporter van and the Amarok pickup. The reason for this choice is that the Audi factories cannot handle this project so easily.

“The Landjet can be brought into series production quite quickly in Hanover and with less additional effort than at Audi’s plant,” said an unnamed VW Group executive, Automotive News Europe reported.

A variant of Audi’s cool electric Landjet is reportedly the first to arrive in 2024. Other brands will present their versions of the flagship at a later date. According to rumors, a version of the novelty from Bentley will be introduced to the market in 2025 or 2026.

The only thing that is known about the flagship Landjet is that the electric vehicle will be able to support a battery pack that provides a cruising range of 650 kilometers.

Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that the VW Group has completely acquired the premium brand Audi. The German concern now fully owns Audi. The premium brand was fully redeemed for 237 million euros.