Remarkable concepts at Mercedes and BMW, but not for this year…
Beyond the German-Chinese confrontation, Mercedes-Benz and BMW impressed with their concepts, the Mercedes CLA Class Concept and the BMW Vision Neue Klasse, offering a glimpse of future models that will compete with Tesla and BYD in the car market. high-end electric vehicles. However, we will have to wait until 2025 to see these entry-level sedans on the market.
No break at Volkswagen, except in terms of design?
On the other hand, Volkswagen has not presented revolutionary products for the electric vehicle market in the short term, despite highlighting the ID.7, its large electric model. This, due to its high cost, will not contribute significantly to sales volume. The concepts seemed a bit “warmed up”, like the ID. 2all, which strangely resembles the nevertheless very successful ID. GTI with a separate body kit.
Executives at Mercedes and BMW have generated attention by talking about future plans, but Volkswagen’s CEO failed to make big waves by announcing a shift at his company toward design.
In a vice between Tesla and Chinese manufacturers…
German automakers can’t afford to slow down as BYD increasingly positions itself as the top Chinese brand in Europe, and Tesla expands its global dominance in electric vehicles. Elon Musk is putting pressure on Mercedes and BMW buyers by reducing the prices of the Model S and Model X.
Despite Mercedes’ assurances about the quality of its models, competition and pricing pressure in China have led to a significant reduction in the brand’s EQ range.
Ultimately, this year’s Munich Motor Show shows that international competition is gaining ground, both in the European market and on the global stage. European consumers, who are considering switching to electric vehicles, are increasingly open to other brands and thus open up new opportunities for international car manufacturers. Spiros Fotinos, Head of Europe at Zeekr, an electric vehicle brand owned by Geely, highlighted that the opportunities are immense for brands that manage to offer real added value to European consumers.
The Auto Blog will also take orders for the awaited zeeker R at the end of the month: to be continued….