VW readies new tech halo concept car for CES 2016

Published: 14 December 2015

 New concept car for CES 2016
 ‘The starting shot for VW’s future’
 See it in full on 6 January 2016

Volkswagen, battered and bruised from the ongoing #Dieselgate scandal, will showcase its technological future at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with a brand new concept car.

So far it has issued only this annoyingly restricted teaser photograph of its new tech hero, but we’ll add more photos as soon as Wolfsburg issues them. For now we’re left looking at what appears to be a bluff, upright US-spec model (a pointer to the next-gen family of SUVs?) festooned with LED lighting trinkets.

‘The starting shot for the Volkswagen brand's future initiative’

Only limited information about the VW concept is available, but the company calls this a landmark car designed to kickstart the much-heralded acceleration of its electrification strategy. It’ll also feature future connectivity software and digital screen know-how inside the cabin.

The still nameless vehicle will be driven by e-motors rather than internal combustion fixtures; the company claims it points to ‘a new era of affordable long-distance electromobility,’ so a pricing or battery breakthrough could be on the cards too. Sounds to us like a sensible way to fight back against the diesel emissions cheating crisis.

The new chairman of VW’s car brand, Dr Herbert Diess, will present the keynote speech at CES 2016, which runs from 6-9 January in Las Vegas.

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By Tim Pollard

Editorial director of CAR's digital publishing arm. Motoring news magnet