Volkswagen ID. Space Vizzion revealed – up to 335 hp/659 Nm, 590 km range, 0-100 km/h in 5.4 seconds

Volkswagen ID. Space Vizzion revealed – up to 335 hp/659 Nm, 590 km range, 0-100 km/h in 5.4 seconds

Volkswagen has unveiled its seventh ID. concept, the ID. Space Vizzion, which comes after the ID (which has evolved into the production ID.3), ID. Crozz, ID. Buzz, ID. Vizzion, ID. Buggy and ID. Roomzz. Based on the automaker’s modular electric drive matrix (MEB) architecture for fully electric vehicles, the ID. Space Vizzion wears the ‘aerodynamic design of a Gran Turismo with the space of an SUV’, says Volkswagen – or the bodystyle of a station wagon, in other words.

Beneath the skin of the ID. Space Vizzion is a battery pack with a capacity of 82 kWh that offers range of up to 590 km on the WLTP test cycle, producing 335 hp and 659 Nm of torque which is sent to all four wheels in AWD form, while another version sends 275 hp and 500 Nm of torque to the rear wheels exclusively. The more powerful of the two versions will propel the ID. Space Vizzion from 0-100 km/h in 5.4 seconds.

The electric drivetrain employed by the ID. Space Vizzion allows for greater flexibility in design, which Volkswagen designers and engineers have taken advantage of to optimise aerodynamics and maximise battery range, the automaker said. Measuring 4,958 mm long, 1,897 mm wide and 1,529 mm tall with a 2,965 mm wheelbase, the ID. Space Vizzion is similarly sized to the Audi A6 Avant.

On the ID. Space Vizzion, the airflow is channeled through an opening between the headlights, and is directed over the roof via the low-slung bonnet. The front bumper also channels air through its outer sections and also towards the rear of the car.

As suggest in its name, the key to the ID. Space Vizzion is its interior accommodation, which Volkswagen says is more akin to the space found within a premium long-wheelbase vehicle rather than in a mid-range model. Here, the EV concept is upholstered in a sustainable material named AppleSkin, a man-made leather which contains an amount of residual material left over from the production of apple juice.

There is also no chrome used in the interior of the ID. Space Vizzion, and the brightwork is instead done with the use of a chrome-like paint finish, says Volkswagen.

Information display is in two distinct groups; an augmented reality head-up display for the driver, which provides just the basic driving information, while all entertainment, comfort and online functions as well as vehicle settings are grouped in the 15.6-inch central ‘floating’ touchscreen. Additionally, the driver’s instrumentation is supplemented by information via ID. Light, an interactive light strip between the A-pillars.

As with earlier concepts, the ID. Space Vizzion previews a future version that will go into production, in this case for the European and American markets, says Volkswagen. The ID. Vizzion and this ID. Space Vizzion will go into production known as the ID. 5, Autocar quoted senior Volkswagen officials as saying, who suggested that the production models will stay true to the concepts in terms of appearance and specification.

While the ID. Vizzion and ID. Space Vizzion are set to enter production in 2021 at Volkswagen’s plant in Emden, Germany, head of Volkswagen in the United States, Scott Keogh has also confirmed to the magazine that a version of the production Space Vizzion will be manufactured in the United States and be available for sale in the region from 2022 onwards.

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Mick Chan

Open roads and closed circuits hold great allure for Mick Chan. Driving heaven to him is exercising a playful chassis on twisty paths; prizes ergonomics and involvement over gadgetry. Spent three years at a motoring newspaper and short stint with a magazine prior to joining this website.




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