FRANKFURT -- Volkswagen brand has given its flagship electric sedan, which is expected to take on the Tesla Model S, the working title "Project Trinity," symbolizing VW's goal of achieving three leaps in innovation.
The new EV will be based on a new electric architecture that focuses heavily on artificial intelligence and digitalization. VW management is currently drawing up the product specifications for the vehicle, which is due to launch in 2026.
"It's time for the next step," VW brand CEO Ralf Brandstaetter wrote in a LinkedIn post.
The production version of the Trinity will have a "highly efficient flat seat concept with an iconic design," he said.
The EV will be positioned above the upcoming Aero midsize electric car in VW brand's expanding lineup of electric cars that includes the ID3 Golf-sized hatchback launched in Europe in September and the ID4 crossover due to go on sale globally next year including in the U.S.
The production Trinity will "democratize" advanced technology such as autonomous driving, Brandstaetter said.
With Project Trinity VW brand is taking the lead to develop a "state-of-the-art" flat-panel electrical platform that will set standards for range, charging speed, and above all digitalization," he said.