The comments by Diess, which were made in an interview with Wirtschafts Woche, also included a note that the model would hit the market in 2019. So … not exactly anytime soon, despite the prototype being “near production ready.”
The new electric vehicle (EV) prototype will reportedly possess external dimensions similar to a VW Golf, the internal space of a Passat, and an all-electric, single-charge range of between 400–600 kilometers (250–375 miles).
Not bad sounding, but why 2019? That’s quite a while from now, and there are some major EV releases occurring before then.