These days, customers are cluttering for SUVs. So much that producers which have never made these types of cars announced their intention. But if predictions made by the design chief at Volkswagen are right, maybe they won’t stay popular for very long.
Klaus Bischoff proposed that autonomous vehicles may signal trouble for the SUV body style.
Talking with Auto Express, VW design boss Klaus Bischoff proposed that autonomous vehicles may signal trouble for the SUV body style.
“At the moment we see the rise of SUVs, and the descent of limousines [saloons] and MPVs,” said Bischoff. “…Maybe SUVs is starting to look old in some ways and people will indicate and say, ‘He’s driving a dinosaur.’ We don’t see that now, but I strongly believe that we’re going to see much different vehicles when we get to Level Five autonomy, and then it becomes much more open.”
The I.D. concept VW showed at the Paris Motor Show gives us a better picture of what vehicles in future could look like. Its EV-specific chassis let designers to make a big, lounge-like interior. Other autonomous cars we’ve recently seen —counting the VW BUDD-E, BMW Vision Next 100, and Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion—also adopt a boxy shape allowing an open, airy cabin.
It’s not very clear when autonomous vehicles will be removed. In spite of that fact, many in the industry will have some big changes next decade. Do you believe that end is slowly approaching for SUVs? We would want to know that so let us know in comment section.