2023 Volkswagen ID.8 : What We Know So Far
2023 Volkswagen ID.8 – The 2023 Volkswagen ID.8 is one of the vehicles that will reportedly be introduced to become a competitor in the electric vehicle lineup. Volkswagen seems to really want to dominate the global EV market which has been dominated by Tesla with the various products it offers in the EV market.
Previously, Volkswagen has also been rumored to be launching the latest generation in the SUV lineup with the 2023 VW ID.6 and the ID.Buzz 2023 electric Bus line. However, the arrival of the Volkswagen ID.8 2023 is one of the many EV vehicles that will be launched by Volkswagen in the future.
Volkswagen ID.8 2023
The latest news says, Volkswagen plans to take over the EV world from Tesla’s dominance by planning to launch a new EV measuring 2023 VW Atlas with electric power which is also in the SUV lineup and is called New Volkswagen ID.8 2023.
From several electric vehicles that will be introduced by Volkswagen, it looks like there will be a name for the latest generation of New VW Atlas 2023 which is powered by electricity with the name 2023 VW ID.8 which is in the SUV lineup. Whereas the 2023 VW ID.3 is considered the New Volkswagen Golf range, the ID.4 and ID.5 are the 2023 VW Tiguan, the T7 is tied to the aforementioned ID.Buzz, and the 2023 VW ID.
The 6 sedans represent the 2023 Volkswagen Passat and are electric. Unfortunately, no further details can be obtained from the document, but the fact that the details have been made public suggests that we can expect prototype testing to begin soon.
2023 VW ID.8 Prototype
Nonetheless, it looks like the 2023 Volkswagen ID.8 will become a global vehicle, and will be at some point in the automotive market in America. With electric versions of all the most important models out there, Volkswagen says it will have the most comprehensive EV product portfolio in the industry, and one of those plans is the new generation 2023 Volkswagen ID.8 which has a very modern look.
Volkswagen really wants to be the leader in the world’s EV lineup by 2025, at least all of its new electric vehicle offerings will be launched before then. So far, Tesla is still a strong competitor that offers cutting-edge electric cars and is supported by advanced technology.
The 2023 Volkswagen ID.8 will have similar exterior dimensions to the Volkswagen Atlas car but will offer more interior space benefiting from the MEB’s electric architecture and the lack of an upfront internal combustion engine. Thus the seating capacity will be a full 7-seater, even the smaller ID.6 CROZZ and ID.6 X from China already offer three rows measuring 4.8 meters (192 inches). Volkswagen’s largest electric SUV will integrate the same design language as the rest of the ID family by slightly evolving it for a more impressive look.
New Volkswagen ID.8 2023 Engine
As for the technical specifications, it is likely that the Volkswagen ID.8 will use a larger 77 kW battery to offer a competitive range. It is also expected to feature a more powerful dual electric motor layout with a combined output of 225 kW (301 hp / 306 PS) and all-wheel drive. We don’t have a release date but from the presentation, we understand that the New Volkswagen ID.8 will be a global model so we are expecting it in the United States.
The Scalable Systems Platform (SSP) will serve as the basis for all future EV models across the VW Group brand portfolio. Power figures will range from 114 hp (85 kW / 116 PS) for the base model to 1,140 horsepower (850 kW / 1,155 PS) for performance flagships. All models will be autonomously ready and equipped with hardware (sensors, cameras, etc.), while software enabling certain functions will be offered via over-the-air updates available on request for a fee.
2023 VW ID.8 Model
While nothing is official yet, knowing the wide range of SUVs in Volkswagen’s global lineup, we wouldn’t be surprised if the German company would launch the ID.9 coupe-SUV as the electric equivalent of the 2023 VW Atlas Cross Sport sharing its foundation with the 2023 Volkswagen ID.8. After all, this is the same strategy that the ID.4 and ID.5 siblings follow.
Herbert Diess who is CEO of the VW Group has announced that the MQB, MLB, MEB and PPE platforms that currently underpin all VW Group modes, will be consolidated into one “super platform”, reducing complexity and manufacturing costs. This will be part of an announced 800 million investment for the development facility in Wolfsburg, where the platform and modules will be designed.