Monthly Archives: January 2016

CES Sees Debut of New Volkswagen Electric Car

Volkswagen Electric Car

Volkswagen recently unveiled a new electric car.

2015 was a rough year for Volkswagen, but as they say, “New Year New You,” and the company has its own list of New Year’s resolutions after debuting the concept of a new Volkswagen electric car at the Consumer Electronics Show January 5th. Volkswagen says it hopes its concept exemplifies a new direction for the company as it seeks innovations in safe and more energy-efficient alternatives to the traditional driving experience.

The unveiling of the brand new electric concept was preceded by an image teaser posted to Volkswagen’s website, which depicted a front-view of the vehicle that had been cropped down to its headlight, grille, and one of its wheels, while a translucent shroud was draped over the car, giving the whole teaser a rather mysterious air. In the press release, Volkswagen stated the vehicle “marks the beginning of a new era of affordable long-distance electromobility.”

The only prior EV in Volkswagen’s lineup was a plug-in variation of the Golf, referred to as the e-Golf, but this new concept shows Volkswagen taking a new direction as a company and leaving 2015 behind it. Showing off a vehicle at CES is also an innovation in itself, as the event is not specifically an auto show but a platform for various electronics companies to show off their upcoming products, though with the rise of EVs the CES has been seeing more of an automobile presence in recent years.

Volkswagen to Debut Two Cars at 2016 Auto Expo

2016 Auto Expo

The 2016 Auto Expo is coming up soon, and auto manufacturers across the globe are each preparing a little something to show off at the event. Volkswagen is taking the opportunity to debut two different models at the auto show, the speedy Polo GTI hatchback and a long-rumored and highly-anticipated compact sedan that as of yet remains unnamed. The Auto Expo will give enthusiasts and critics alike a closer look at the new additions to the company’s lineup.

The new compact sedan is set to also be based on the Polo model, but will be a revival of Volkswagen’s former Bora nameplate and bear a resemblance to both the Polo and the Vento. The new car was rumored through the publication ZigWheels in early 2015, but no further announcements had been made regarding the sedan until now. The Polo GTI, on the other hand, is revered as the fastest hatchback on the market, is ready to impress with a 1.8-liter turbocharged engine and is expected to launch sometime mid-2016.

The unveiling of the new Polo GTI and the new compact sedan at the 2016 Auto Expo follows Volkswagen’s unveiling of an electric concept car at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. Volkswagen is gearing up to take the company’s lineup in new and exciting directions.