Volkswagen have unveiled the seventh concept car of the ID. Family at the ongoing Los Angeles Auto Show. The ID. Space Vizzion provides a concrete outlook of an upcoming series production version which will be presented at the end of 2021, and launched in different variations in Europe, the US, and China.
Dubbed the ID. Space Vizzion, the electric “Gran Turismo” concept previews the latest generation of VW emission’s free drivetrains and a fresh approach to vehicle design and aerodynamics.
The concept car is based on the Modular Electric Drive Matrix (MEB) platform and is powered by a 82 kWh gross battery capacity which allows a driving range of up to 590 kilometres (WLTP) or 300 miles on the EPA cycle.
With a system output of up to 250 kW (335 hp) sent to all four wheels (4Motion), the ID. Space Vizzion accelerates to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds.
In the case of the concepts design, VW took advantage of the all-electric drivetrain (which does not require a large radiator at the front) to optimize the car’s aerodynamics and thus increase range.
Airflow apertures have been integrated into the front fascia: the air flows through a horizontal panel between the headlights and is directed to the rear over the low-slung bonnet. There is also airflow into the outer areas of the front bumper, from where it is directed to the rear, too. The airflow apertures on the bumper and the bonnet of the ID. Space Vizzion has been designed as functional features, and as styling highlights of the concept car’s exterior.
Given the relatively compact architecture of the MEB platform and floor-mounted battery, the interior space provided is more akin to that of a long-wheelbase premium sedan.
Volkswagen claims the ID. Space Vizzion defines a new status quo in terms of intuitive control. For the first time, all relevant driving information is shown in an AR head-up-display, instead of the classic cockpit. The fully digitized cockpit features a mini display containing only basic driving information.
All entertainment, comfort and online functions, as well as vehicle settings, are grouped together on a central 15.6-inch touchscreen. The driver also receives key information intuitively from the ID. Light – an interactive light strip between the A-pillars.