Volkswagen has laid out an entire family of ID. electric vehicles, even though only one of those – the ID.3 hatchback – has actually gone on sale so far. Joining the ID. Crozz and Roomzz SUVs, ID. Buzz MPV, ID. Vizzion sedan and ID. Buggy, um, buggy is the ID. Space Vizzion, which will make its world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month.

As the name suggests, the Space Vizzion concept is a wagon version of the Vizzion, billed as a car that combines the “aerodynamic characteristics of a Gran Turismo with the spaciousness of an SUV.” The sketches show a long and low body with a sleek roofline and large wheels pushed to the far corners.

Starting with the front of the car, you can see Volkswagen’s design language for electric vehicles starting to develop. The slim upper grille leads into the eyebrow-like light guides above the crosshair-shaped headlights, culminating in the “tails” that are reminiscent of the ones on the new Mk8 Golf. Just like the Golf, these “tails” are parallel with the front fender trim aft of the front wheels.

The air inlets are made up of a series of dots, some of which light up in an arrow-shaped pattern. Moving further along, a prominent shoulder line starts from the headlights and flows along the flanks, rises up above the rear wheels and sweeps across the entire width of the rear end in an unbroken fashion. The full-width tail lights repeat the dotted pattern found elsewhere on the car.

Inside, you’ll find a minimalist dashboard with just a single full-width air vent carrying the digital instrument readout, along with a massive Tesla Model 3-style tablet-like centre display. Volkswagen says that the “completely digitised cockpit” is more intuitive and provides greater usability, and that the four-seater cabin is upholstered in sustainable raw materials. These include AppleSkin, an artificial leather made from a proportion of residual matter from apple juice production.

As for the powertrain, there are no details as yet, but Wolfsburg quotes a range of 590 km on the WLTP cycle. The company also says that the Space Vizzion has an aerodynamically-optimised design, with openings for the airstream to pass through the front end and along the roof.

Volkswagen has already confirmed the ID. Space Vizzion for production, with the finalised version to debut in late 2021. It will come in different versions for North America, Europe and China.

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