Volkswagen ID Space Vizzion Concept Arrives Previewing Future EV Wagon
21 November 2019 - motor1
VW imagines the Space Vizzion being available with rear- or all-wheel drive.
The Volkswagen ID. Space Vizzion Concept rolls into the Los Angeles Auto Show is the German brand's latest concept that previews the lineup's future electrification. This time the company shows off a stylish wagon that maintains a sleek drag coefficient of just 0.24. With an 82-kilowatt-hour battery pack, this allows for long-distance cruising at an estimated 367 miles (560 kilometers) in the WLTP cycle or 300 miles (483 kilometers) in the EPA test.
Like other upcoming electric VWs, the Space Vizzion rides on the MEB platform. This model packs a rear-mounted, 275-horsepower (205-kilowatt) electric motor that drives the back wheels. As a possible sign of the vehicle's future, VW notes that another motor could power the front wheels to provide a total of 355 hp (265 kW). This all-wheel-drive version could hit 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in five seconds, and there's an electronically limited top speed of 109 mph (175 kph)
The Space Vizzion looks similar to other members of the ID family of concepts be eschewing a large grille in favor of smaller openings underneath the hood and in the lower fascia. This is because a traditional radiator isn't necessary on the EV. In addition to the LED matrix headlights, there are LED strips that run the width of the front and wrap around the sides. It also illuminates the VW logo.
The Space Vizzion also follows the recent trend of removing door handles from the sides of the vehicle. When people walk up to the exterior, there are surfaces that illuminate, and when a person touches this spot, then the door opens. The rear hatchback operates similarly and opens electrically.
Inside, the Space Vizzion has a tiny screen in front of the driver but most of the important information appears on the augmented reality head-up display. On the center console, there's a 15.6-inch touchscreen. The interior upholstery uses the Apple Skin material that comes from a mix recycled apple waste and 20 percent polyurethane.
VW is clear that the ID. Space Vizzion is a preview of a possible production model that would be available in Europe and North America.