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New Volkswagen ID. Space Vizzion concept launched at LA

Luke Wilkinson 2019-11-20 05:00

The new Volkswagen ID. Space Vizzion – the brand’s seventh all-electric ID. concept – is an estate with a claimed range of 367 miles

Volkswagen has unveiled the all-electric ID. Space Vizzion concept at this year’s LA Motor Show. It’s the seventh member of the ID. concept family and is, in effect, an estate version of the ID. Vizzion saloon, which was revealed in 2018. It previews another all-electric production car from the German brand – a model that will go on sale in North America, China and Europe in 2021.

Like all members of the ID. family, the ID. Space Vizzion concept is based on Volkswagen’s dedicated all-electric MEB platform. It features an 82kWh lithium-ion battery pack and an electric motor on each axle. The concept has a combined output of 335bhp, 700Nm of torque, an active four-wheel drive system and a maximum range of 367 miles.

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Volkswagen also says the all-electric estate can sprint from 0–62mph in 5.4 seconds and reach an electronically limited top speed of 109mph. When plugged into a commercially available 100kW fast-charger, the ID. Vizzion will recover an 80 percent charge from empty in around half an hour.

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Volkswagen ID. Space Vizzion - rear

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The ID. Space Vizzion measures 4,958mm long, 1,897mm wide and 1,529mm tall, which makes it longer, narrower and marginally taller than the current Passat Estate. Volkswagen also says the estate’s impressive range is due to its aerodynamically optimised front bumper and roofline, which help to deliver a drag coefficient of just 0.24 – better than that of the Porsche Taycan.

Stand-out styling features include a functional rear diffuser and tailgate spoiler, a set of low-drag 22-inch alloy wheels and an illuminated “VW” logo for the front grille. The ID. Space Vizzion also comes with digital door handles in place of conventional protruding units. They can be opened using a smartphone application and contribute to the car’s aerodynamic efficiency.

Inside, the ID. Vizzion concept features a column-mounted gear selector and a 15.6-inch “floating” infotainment screen, mounted in the centre of the dashboard. There’s also an Augmented Reality head-up display and a pared-back digital instrument binnacle in front of the driver, which shows speed, gear and a battery charge level.

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Volkswagen ID. Space Vizzion - dash

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The estate’s cabin is also designed to be ecologically sustainable. The dash is trimmed in Alcantara rather than suede and the interior trim pieces are finished in a chrome-look paint rather than metal. The seats are also trimmed in a new, plant-based, leather-like material called AppleSkin, which is made from the residual matter from apple juice production.

At the rear, the Space Vizzion boasts a 586-litre luggage compartment, which is only 29 litres smaller than the Volkswagen Tiguan’s. Under the boot floor, Volkswagen has provided a space for the EV’s charging cables and has fitted a pair of electric longboards, which can be used as a last-mile urban mobility solution.

Volkswagen’s decision to bring the ID. Space Vizzion to Europe contrasts with the policy on the brand’s largest ID. concept car. The ID. Roomzz, which was revealed at the Shanghai Motor Show back in April, is a large SUV built solely with the North American and Chinese markets in mind.

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