Volkswagen Group will construct a flagship electrical automotive for Audi, Porsche, Bentley in Germany, the Handelsblatt enterprise paper reported.
The automotive, codenamed “Landjet,” will roll off a brand new manufacturing line at VW Group’s manufacturing facility in Hanover, Germany, the paper mentioned in a report printed on Saturday.
The three-row, seven-seat car is being developed by Audi as a part of its Artemis Venture that’s creating new applied sciences for electrical, extremely automated vehicles for VW Group.
VW Group picked its Hanover manufacturing facility, which primarily builds industrial autos, for the Landjet as a result of Audi’s factories are too small, Handelsblatt mentioned.
“The Landjet can go into collection manufacturing fairly shortly in Hanover and with much less extra effort than in an Audi manufacturing facility,” a VW Group govt advised the paper.
The Hanover plant may also produce the ID Buzz, a contemporary, full-electric model of VW’s Microbus that turned a 1960s icon.
The Landjet is anticipated to supply a spread of 650 km (404 miles). Audi’s model would launch in 2024 and variations for Porsche and Bentley would come later. Management of Bentley is being transferred to Audi from Porsche, firm sources final month advised Automobilwoche, a sister publication of Automotive Information Europe.
It isn’t clear if the manufacturing Landjet can be a sedan or a utility car, or a mixture of each.
VW Group said on Friday that it’s going to produce three full-electric “D-SUV fashions” for different group manufacturers on the Hanover plant. VW’s press launch didn’t point out the manufacturers that can get the fashions.
Handelsblatt mentioned the manufacturing Landjet can be a sedan that can be a rival to the next-generation Tesla Mannequin S.
Bentley CEO Adrian Hallmark has beforehand hinted that the EV his firm plans to launch by 2025 could have an SUV shape to permit for batteries to be positioned underfloor. This might give the automotive extra space than the model’s conventional coupes and sedans, however with a smaller footprint.
Bentley mentioned on Nov. 16 that it’s going to switch its entire model range to full-electric vehicles by 2030.