The seventh concept car of the all-electric Volkswagen ID family has been revealed as the Space Vizzion. Based on the new modular electric drive matrix (MEB) architecture, its 82kWh gross battery capacity unlocks distances of up to 590km (WLTP) or 300 miles (EPA).
The ID Space Vizzion exploits the benefits offered by the MEB platform. Thanks to the compact dimensions of the electric drive and a battery integrated in the floor, the interior space provided is more reminiscent of a long-wheelbase premium sedan than a mid-range model, according to Volkswagen.
Sustainable materials feature heavily in the interior, among them AppleSkin – an artificial leather containing an amount of residual material from apple juice production. In addition, chrome is replaced by a chrome-like paint finish.
With its fully digital cockpit, the ID Space Vizzion “defines a new status quo in terms of intuitive control”. For the first time, all relevant driving information is shown in an augmented reality head-up-display. Instead of the classic cockpit, there is a mini display containing only basic driving information. All entertainment, comfort and online functions, as well as vehicle settings, are grouped together on a 15.6in touchscreen that appears to hover in mid-air. The driver also receives key information intuitively from the ID Light – an interactive light strip between the A-pillars.
Volkswagen says that the ID Space Vizzion provides a concrete outlook to the series production version, which will be presented at the end of 2021, and launched in different variations in Europe, North America and China.