VW announce EV flagship called Project Trinity
The car has been described as "highly efficient flat-seat concept with an iconic design".
The car will be built on the new platform that features elements from the MEB platform used by the ID.3 electric hatchback, combined with new powertrains and an advanced form of software that has not yet been identified.
CEO Ralf Brandstätter has called Project Trinity the brand's "software dream car”, which he claims will greatly alter Volkswagen's business model, as it will greatly reduce the number of vehicle variants.
Brandstätter also that the car will have a "largely unified hardware"; basically you order the car with you preferred colour, battery capacity and wheels on the smartphone, and once you have a car, you will be able to set features as you go along, which is reminiscent to that of pay-as-you-go mobile network systems.
Set to be launched in 2026, Project Trinity is also set to have "Level 2+ advanced driver assistance systems", although Brandstätter has stated that in the future this will be upgraded to Level 4 by 2030, allowing full autonomous driving on a select number of roads.