Wonder what the future of Volkswagen looks like?
We’re getting a good indication on the floor of the Geneva Motor Show, over at the Italdesign stand, where two design studies commissioned by the German maker are on display.
ItalDesign’s Giorgetto Giugiaro gets credit for doing the original Golf and Scirocco designs, so one should ignore the new VW Go! and Tex concepts at your own peril.
Both reflect the realities of an evolving global automotive market, where downsizing is the norm and powertrain flexibility will be critical, reflecting the fact that what motorists – or regulators – demand in Beijing won’t be the same as they want and need in Berlin or Boston.
The goal of the project, says Giugiaro, was to come up with “cars (that) for the most part (were) designed for the city with our highly personal interpretation.”