"We might be changing out our K for a T, but what we aren't changing is this brand's commitment to making best-in-class vehicles for drivers and people everywhere. The idea of a 'people's car' is the very fabric of our being. We have said, from the beginning of our shift to an electric future, that we will build EVs for the millions, not just millionaires. This name change signifies a nod to our past as the peoples' car and our firm belief that our future is in being the peoples' electric car."The news about Volkswagen rebranding as Voltswagen spread like wildfire when Volkswagen America accidentally published a press release, confirming the same. However, a Volkswagen spokesperson has now confirmed in a report, “We didn’t mean to mislead anyone... The whole thing is just a marketing action to get people talking about the ID.4.” Turns out all this was indeed a ploy to promote the ID.4 electric SUV. Volkswagen has now taken down the fake press release.
However, like many, we too were tricked into believing this and we will have to give this to Volkswagen. The news had a big impact and it was so convincing because there were official quotes from the company's top management. However, as it was an accidental leak, the prank has now backfired on them, which now has left the brand in an embarrassing situation. Many people started believing that the brand was actually changing its name for good. It also seems like there was some miscommunication between VW America and its headquarter in Germany, which led to this clarification. Stay tuned to IndianAutosBlog.com for more Volkswagen updates and other four-wheeler news.