The head of the Volkswagen brand, Ralf Brandstätter, has announced new details about the VW Trinity project, with which the automobile manufacturer wants to reduce its technological deficit compared to Tesla in 2026.

The planned vehicle will be “a typical car in the range of what Volkswagen customers can pay for,” Brandstätter said in an interview with WELT AM SONNTAG.

He named a possible starting price "around 35,000 euros".

“It will be a dynamic and flat car with a length of just over four meters, which is not yet available in our current model board.” Like the Audi Artemis project, Trinity is to bring new technologies for all aspects of electric, digital and highly automated driving into series production.

"Although both projects are based on different technical platforms, they use the same construction kit, the new so-called group backbone," said Brandstätter.

Before the new vehicle, a smaller electric model below the ID.3 based on the modular electrical construction kit (MEB) will come onto the market.

For this, the group has "revised its plans and brought it forward from 2027 to 2025," said the head of the VW brand board.

"The price for such a car will be between 20,000 and 25,000 euros, and it will have sales potential of more than 500,000 units."


Brandstätter announced the first software updates for the current electric models via the Internet.

“The first over-the-air update for ID.3 and ID.4 will come in the first half of the year,” he said.

"We are the only volume manufacturer that can do that." When it came to the software, VW had to "pay the hard way in some places," he said about the problems with the launch of the Golf 8 and ID.3.

"In the meantime we have gained a huge competitive advantage."

You can read the entire interview in WELT AM SONNTAG.

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Source: Welt am Sonntag