VW Apprentices Building Two New Concepts For Wörthersee

Volkswagen is gearing up for this year’s Wörthersee celebration by announcing plans to unveil two new concepts created by apprentices.

The concepts will be unveiled on May 9th and one of the models will be based on the Golf Estate Alltrack. Little is known about the car but Volkswagen says it will be a “sporty and elegant interpretation” of the crossover-inspired wagon.

The wagon will be created by apprentices from the Zwickau plant and the team includes five women and nine men who are between 18 and 22 years old. The apprentices are receiving training in seven different vocations including everything from being a vehicle paint technician to an industrial mechanic.

The second concept will come from the Wolfsburg team and it will be a “GTI show car” which shows what is “possible in terms of the digitalization of vehicles.” That’s pretty vague but the model will be created by a team of apprentices that consists of seven women and eight men who are 19 to 22 years old.

Volkswagen says the apprentices were selected because they are “specially committed” to the program and the experience of building concepts will give them a “glimpse of the complexity of automobile production.” The projects will also be a major learning experience as they will be working with experienced employees from a variety of departments.

While Volkswagen isn’t saying much about the concepts, they revealed the apprentices held a “Meeting before the GTI meeting” where they discussed how to create the vehicles with a focus on CAD and 3D printing. Volkswagen also noted the teams were interested in having vehicles with an internet connection as well as an app to control various systems.

The latest concepts will join a long line of Wörthersee show cars including the Golf GTI Heartbeat, Golf Variant Biturbo and Golf GTE Sport concept – just to name a few.

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  • I miss when Worthesee gave us crazy VW concept, come on VW. Let those intern imagine something wild like GTI W12-650 again.

  • Tan Lee

    I’m pretty sure VW designed everything and the apprentices simply helped build it like bolting on the wheels or applying the graphics. Its all just marketing.

  • Enter Ranting

    Did they update the connection between the tail pipe and the monkey cages?

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