Volkswagen to launch Land Rover Defender electric rival

Volkswagen to launch Land Rover Defender electric rival

December 24, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

In 2022, the Germans will produce a T-Rug SUV with a fully electric power plant that can drive up to 550 kilometers without recharging.

By 2022, Volkswagen may launch a fully electric SUV that can compete with Land Rover Defender and Jeep Wrangler. This is with reference to its own source reports Auto Bild.

The novelty will be called T-Rug – by analogy with models from the brand’s SUV-line, such as T-Cross and T-Roc. The basis of the SUV will form the main components and components of the modular architecture MEB, created specifically for the new generation of cars with a fully electric power plant.

The Volkswagen T-Rug will be available in two body styles – with three and five doors. The length of the first will be about 4.50 m, and the second – 4.85 meters. The SUV will be equipped with two electric units, as well as a set of batteries that will allow you to drive about 550 kilometers without recharging.

Earlier, Volkswagen began road testing of an affordable electric hatchback, which will become part of the I.D. green line. The size of the electric car will be close to the standard Golf, and the price of a new product will start from about 25 thousand euros. Serial production of the hatchback will begin in November 2019.

According to preliminary data, after the compact electric hatchback, Volkswagen will release a “green” crossover, a minivan, and possibly a flagship sedan that will become the ideological successor to the Phaeton model. In total, by 2025, the Germans plan to launch into the series over 20 cars with electric power plants.