Volkswagen focuses on networking and long-distance e-mobility solutions at CES® in 2016

Dec 17, 2015

Dr. Herbert Diess to make first U.S. speech as Chairman, Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand

  • Dr. Herbert Diess will address show-goers in the opening keynote on the eve of the world’s largest consumer technology show
  • New innovations in electric mobility, connectivity, and smart technology will highlight next- generation strategy for VW


Wolfsburg, December 11, 2015 — Volkswagen will return to CES® in 2016. Dr. Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, is scheduled to make a keynote address on Tuesday, January 5, the evening before the show opens its doors. The main focus of his speech will be on the latest developments in electric mobility as well as next-generation connectivity.

Volkswagen will present a completely new concept vehicle at CES® to illustrate the potential future direction of the brand. This significant world premiere marks the beginning of a new era of affordable long-distance electric mobility. Other innovations will demonstrate the benefits of the increasing interconnectedness of the automobile and how smart technology will play a pivotal role.

New display and operating concepts will also debut in Las Vegas, providing a clear glimpse into the future of infotainment. These exciting technologies, along with developments from the Golf R Touch concept displayed at the CES 2015, will provide a sneak peek into tech that will hit showrooms in coming years. CES® 2016 will take place January 6 through 9, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

About Volkswagen of America, Inc.

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