VW to Unveil Latest I.D. Concept as a Station Wagon

Volkswagen will unveil its latest all-electric concept under its ID. family badge with a car aimed at the station wagon sector.

Its ID. Space Vizzion concept, to be debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month, is the seventh member of the ID. range following on from ID., ID. Crozz, ID. Buzz, ID. Vizzion, ID. Buggy and ID. Roomzz. The automaker says the new concept suggests the shape of the “wagon of tomorrow that combines the aerodynamic characteristics of a Gran Turismo with the spaciousness of an SUV”.

Its aerodynamic shape is said to help it achieve a range of up to 366 miles on the ‘real world’ WLTP rating. Inside, the concept claims it “defines a completely new paradigm of intuitive usability with its completely digitized cockpit”. Sustainability credentials come from the use of raw materials such as VW’s AppleSkin, an artificial leather made in part from waste material created from apple juice production.

Its chassis is based on VW’s modular electric drive matrix (MEB) platform which the automaker claims “exploits the technical possibilities of e-mobility and guarantees long ranges, dynamic driving performance and a whole new level of digital networking”.

The automaker also claims a production version of the concept will be released in late 2021, available in different versions for North America, Europe and China. Klaus Bischoff, head of Volkswagen Design, said: “So far, with our ID. family, we have shown what is possible with electric vehicles in each known car category. With the ID. Space Vizzion we create a new, fully electric segment.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in London. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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