- Jun 21, 2012
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IF they actually lowered the price of the 'base' vehicle, and thus let the customer customize their added extras and features, a-la-carte, then that would be a good thing. Why pay for a big feature package or trim level, if you don't want all of it.?
I am willing to bet that is NOT what is happening. Likely paying much more to get the same as you used to. The above a la carte approach would make more sense for budget, mid range priced cars. But, seeing it on luxury cars, points to a money grab.
From 2026 VW will be launching project 'Trinity' whereas the car you buy wouldn’t come in variants: The hardware for all features on offer would be built into every car, but would remain latent until you activate /subscribe to the software that runs it.
All these new VW Trinity BEV's will be networked & connected to one another sharing data and to all street furniture/traffic lights/road junctions etc.
I wonder how long it will be before they run adverts on those big infotainment screens & then ask you if you want to go ad free by paying 'X' amount of money to shut them off.