Volkswagen has revealed its new ID Vizzion concept, billing the sleek electric all-wheel-drive sedan as a preview of a “future top model” of the ID family.
Debuting at the Geneva International Motor Show, VW says a production version of the concept will arrive by 2022 “at the latest”.
The ID Vizzion runs on the Wolfsburg-based brand’s newly developed modular electrification platform. VW says it is about the size of a Passat, but with even more interior space. The claimed pure electric range (with an electric motor on each axle, and total system output of 225 kW) is “up to 665 km”, thanks to the 111 kWh lithium-ion battery.
"The ID Vizzion shows what our brand is capable of in terms of technology, design and quality. It is the most personal, most emotional and most individual Volkswagen of all times. And it also shows that, even in the electric, self-driving future, we will be using desirable, expressive and individual automobiles – and not just uniform tin boxes,” said Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen brand.
"The ID Vizzion is our very realistic vision for a Volkswagen of the future. And we will be offering this model – by the latest in 2022 – as the top sedan in the ID family with the innovative ID cockpit and a steering wheel. The model will be prepared for fully autonomous driving.
“Step by step, it will relieve the driver of tasks – if the driver so wishes. With the ID Vizzion we are underlining Volkswagen's claim: we want to be among the leaders in shaping the individual mobility of the future,” Diess added.
By 2025, the Volkswagen Group says it will start production of more than 15 full electric models based on the MEB platform. The first models are scheduled to be launched in 2020.
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