Volkswagen’s ID. family just keeps on growing. This time it’s the turn of the ID. Space Vizzion, which is the seventh member of the range and was unwrapped at the 2019 Los Angeles Motor Show.
For those unfamiliar with the ID. family concept, it’s an all-electric vehicle range shown in all shapes and sizes consisting of examples like the ID., ID. Cross, ID. Buzz, ID. Vizzion, ID. Buggy and ID. Roomzz. Volkswagen aims to show us what their EV cars will look like in the future.
Just like the rest, the ID. Space Vizzion is based on the Modular Electric Drive Matrix (MEB), which is a platform developed by the company for their EVs. It has an 82kWh battery pack with a claimed range of up to 590km based on the WLTP cycle. The Space Vizzion has a combined output of 250kW channelled onto the tarmac via 4Motion and can sprint to 100km/h from standstill in just 5.4 seconds, says the company.
The exterior of the Space Vizzion isn’t just funky looking but some say is what a Passat wagon might look like in a decade. Furthermore, since the Vizzion is an EV it doesn’t need a radiator or large intakes for cooling, rather there are airflow apertures in the bumper and bonnet which not only contribute to the styling but also gives the Vizzion a drag coefficient of 0.24.
Inside, the Space Vizzion aims to be spacious, sustainable and futuristic. They go on to say its compact electric drive and battery pack integrated into the floor makes the wagon rather cavernous for its size. In terms of sustainability, Volkswagen says instead of leather, there’s AppleSkin, which is an artificial leather containing residual material from apple juice production. Additionally, chrome is replaced by a chrome-like paint finish.
For futurism, the company claims there’s an augmented reality head-up display showing you basic driving info. Everything else is displayed on a 15.6-inch touchscreen.
Volkswagen says that the ID. Space Vizzion previews a “concrete outlook” at what the production version will look like when it’s presented in late 2021 in markets such as North America, Europe and China.
“The new ID. Space Vizzion brings unrivalled flexibility, uncompromising quality and German Design to a new era of mobility,” says Klaus Bischoff, Head of Volkswagen Design. Volkswagen Australia has yet to comment if the Vizzion will be offered here. Stay tuned for more updates.