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There’s a new Volkswagen EV debuting later this month, and these sketches give us a better idea of what to expect.
The German automaker previously released teasers for the new EV bowing in Paris, but this is the first time we get to see the entire thing, albeit in sketch form. The concept will be a five-door hatchback with sliding rear doors and you can expect to see futuristic lighting and a shortened front end since there’s no traditional gasoline engine under the hood. And like other electric vehicles available in today’s market, Volkswagen will go the route of eliminating the front grille.
The new Volkswagen EV is expected to arrive on the market by 2019 and will be capable of going 250 to 300 miles [402 to 483 kilometers] on a single charge. Its size will be similar to the Golf offered today, with tech features including a constant, 24-hour connection to the internet and a continuous link to a Volkswagen app store.
This particular EV will be the second of five from Volkswagen as it looks to move away from its massive dieselgate scandal. After the hatchback, a crossover will come along with a luxury sedan and a sports car. The first of the electric vehicles will likely be a production version of the Budd-e concept.