Frank Johannsen Reporter Wolfsburg [email protected] See All Staff Page Recent Stories VW plans Cupra-style EV subbrand in China The Tavascan electric SUV will be the launch model for a subbrand positioned as a lifestyle marque aimed at younger buyers in China. VW aims ID7 electric sedan at fleet buyers, long-distance drivers The ID7's long range is a key feature because the sedan will be an all-electric alternative to the VW Passat, Europe's most popular fleet vehicle. VW brand boss 'guarantees' small EV will be profitable One of Thomas Schäfer's first moves as VW brand boss was to commission a concept previewing a small electric car that he wants to cost less than 25,000 euros. He talked about that model and explained why VW needs to have an even less expensive EV on the road by "2026-27 at the latest." VW's electric Tiguan will get different design than ID models The electric Tiguan's design will be oriented closely to VW's combustion engine cars to appeal to customers who do not like the look of the brand's ID models. Bentley design chief Mindt to head VW brand styling VW brand design chief Jozef Kaban will move to an unspecified new job at the automaker. Fellow VW Group veteran Andreas Mindt will be his successor.