Electric sedan set for Swiss debut
Volkswagen has handed down a first look at its new ID Vizzion concept, ahead of a Geneva motor show debut next month.
The big sedan, complete with fashionable sloping roofline, previews the looks and technology you'd expect to see in a "fully automated premium-class saloon" from the brand.
A 'digital chauffeur' controls the car, which means there's no need for a steering wheel or pedals - making it a 'level 5' concept. The 'driver' instead interacts with a virtual assistant using gesture control and voice inputs, responsible for infotainment, climate control and navigation.
There's a 111kWh lithium-ion battery sitting under the floor, feeding an electric motor making 225kW of power. Top speed is pegged at 180km/h and, if Volkswagen is to be believed, the car will cover 665km on a full charge.
When it debuts, the Vizzion will be the fourth concept in VW's all-electric ID series.
The company wants to offer 20 pure-electric vehicles by 2025, led by the ID and ID Crozz previewed in Paris and Shanghai respectively. Fans of the Kombi will be pleased to know an all-electric ID Buzz van will also feature in the lineup.