Volkswagen to take on Tesla X in China from 2021 with electric SUV

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Volkswagen to take on Tesla X in China from 2021 with electric SUV

The German carmaker Volkswagen had been seeking to build a fully electric sports utility SUV for the Chinese market, expected to be made available by 2021, in order to take on China's e-vehicle market leader, Tesla Model X, as the German automaker had been revamping their production of zero-emission vehicles.

The latest move of Volkswagen in China had been a clear reflection of its aggressive growth strategy, as China had started to proffer preferential treatment by authorities. At a Shanghai presentation on Sunday, the 14th of April 2019, the German automaker headquartered in Wolfsburg said that their new all-electric SUV would have three rows of seats and an engine capable of operating at a speed of 450 km per hour.

During the presentation, the VW officials had also been quoted saying that the car would be capable of a level 4 autonomous driving as well. Citing that their ID ROOMZ, latest all-electric SUV would be the flagship e-vehicle to be launched by VW in China, VW Chief Executive Herbert Diess said, “We plan to produce more than 22 million electric cars in the next 10 years”.

Apart from that, Diess had also added that about half of their engineers had been working on products aimed at the Chinese market.