The future is electric and thus it was only a matter of time until one of the well-known car makers revealed the first EV wagon. And, Volkswagen has finally done the inevitable. Called the ID Space Vizzion, the concept car was previewed at the 2019 LA Auto Show. CarSwitch.com, an online marketplace where you can sell and buy a used car in Abu Dhabi, shares the details.
An All-Wheel Drive Version Will Also Be Introduced
The fully-electric estate vehicle will come with an 82kWh battery when its production model is released. It will take just 30 minutes to charge the cell to 80 percent of its capacity, according to the company. VW says that it will be able to offer 300 miles of EPA-predicted range. The car is built on the company’s MEB platform, just like the six previous ID. concepts. The car has a rear-mounted electric motor that can produce around 275 horsepower. The automaker is also considering adding another motor on the front axle. This 4WD variant is expected to generate around 355 horsepower. The all-wheel-drive variant is expected to go from 0 to 60mph in 5.0 seconds and offer a top speed of 109mph.
The ID Space Vizzion is 195.2 inches long and it features 22-inch aero-wheels. It flaunts a dual-tone paint job and a grille-less front end. It is devoid of door handles. Instead, the touchpads on the door will light up when the driver comes near the car and tapping on it will open the doors. The rear hatchback also opens electrically. The ride has a drag coefficient of only 0.24. Overall, it has been designed to help with aerodynamics and make the best of the battery.
Inside is a 15.6-inch touchscreen as well as a smaller secondary display that is perched behind the steering wheel. VW aims to display important information on the windshield through augmented reality when the car goes on sale. The roof is made of glass but there is also a section that tilts and slides. The VW logo is also illuminated.
The Vehicle Is Big On Sustainability
The door trim, armrests, and the seats of the ID Space Vizzion concept are made out of AppleSkin, which is a material made from the matter that’s left after apple juice production. Another thing that VW did for sustainability is opting for chrome-like paint instead of chrome.
The concept vehicle has four seats but the company says that the production model will have five. The car is slated to arrive in Europe and North America in late 2021 and in the United States in 2022.