Issued a company Volkswagen teaser photo of the upcoming car called Project Trinity, “This car is the crystal-clear point for our Accelerate strategy, which is our software dream car,” said Volkswagen CEO Ralf Brandstätter.
Through the image, the company presented the first design preview of the electric sedan construction project, which is expected to set new standards in terms of range, charging speed and digitization, in addition to the ability to drive with high automation according to Level 4.
The upcoming vehicle represents 3 core themes: a newly developed electronic platform with the latest software, streamlined supply structure, and fully networked intelligent production at the main plant in Wolfsburg.
The newly developed vehicle architecture sets standards in terms of range, charging speed, and digitization, and in addition, Trinity makes autonomous driving possible for many people.
With the planned start of the series production in 2026, the car is expected to reach Level +2 and be technically ready for Tier 4.
The vehicle was designed with advanced autonomous driving capabilities, long-range electric propulsion systems and fast battery charging technology in mind.
According to Volkswagen, the plan is to start production of this car in 2026, as part of a car group with fewer variants and where everything is standardized.
This means that instead of building multiple models of the same car with different capabilities, the company is building one model with everything listed, but those different capabilities can only be accessed on request.
Tesla showed something like this with its unlockable driver assistance technology after the car was purchased, while BMW has tried to sell features in a subscription model and is looking to expand.
The Volkswagen version could extend features like all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive, or GTI level activation, electronic damper tuning and propulsion on a per-mile basis.
According to the CEO, in the future the individual vehicle settings will not be determined by the hardware at the time of purchase, instead, customers can activate desired functions on demand at any time via the vehicle’s digital ecosystem, which greatly reduces the complexity of production.