Volkswagen reveals seventh concept car, ID Space Vizzion

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 20 Nov 2019

Volkswagen ID Space Vizzion will be fully electric and set to be launched at the end of 2021

The ID Space Vizzion embodies a fresh approach in terms of design and incorporates the aerodynamic design of a Gran Turismo with the space of an SUV. A fully electric car, it was revealed on the eve of the LA Auto Show. The ID Space Vizzion has a system output of up to 250 kW and accelerates to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds (5.0 seconds to 60 mph).

With its fully digitalised cockpit, it redefines intuitive control. All relevant driving information is shown in an AR head-up-display. All entertainment, comfort and online functions as well as vehicle settings are grouped together on a 15.6-inch touchscreen which appears to hover in mid-air. The driver also receives key information intuitively from the ID Light – an interactive light strip between the A-pillars.

The ID Space Vizzion follows the ID, ID Crozz, ID Buzz, ID Vizzion, ID Buggy and ID Roomzz. It will be fully electric and launched at the end of 2021 in different variations in Europe, North America and China. Klaus Bischoff, Head of Volkswagen Design says, “The new ID Space Vizzion brings unrivalled flexibility, uncompromising quality and GERMAN DESIGN to a new era of mobility.”

Sustainable and functional design

Space Vizzion combines functional features and styling elements. It is based on the modular electric drive matrix (MEB). The 82 kWh gross battery capacity allows distances of up to 590 kilometres or 300 miles.

Designers have taken advantage of the fact the electric vehicles don’t need a radiator or a large space for the motor and optimized the aerodynamics. Airflow apertures have been integrated into the eye-catching front-end through a horizontal panel between the headlights and is directed to the rear over the extremely low-slung bonnet. There is also airflow into the outer areas of the front bumper, from where it is directed to the rear, too.

Thanks to the compact dimensions of the electric drive and a battery integrated in the floor, the interior space is reminiscent of a long wheelbase premium sedan. The materials used in the interior also take forward the sustainability theme. These are made of the new AppleSkin– an artificial leather containing an amount of residual material from apple juice production. Moreover, no chrome is used in the interior and it is replaced by a chrome-like paint finish.

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