Volkswagen’s massive rollout of electric cars continues apace with the Volkswagen ID Space Vizzion concept unveiled at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show today.
It is the seventh pure electric concept car unveiled by the German giant in the past three years – and while Australia is not likely to get this one, we will get a vehicle that looks like it.
The overall shape and design of the ID Space Vizzion is also the theme expected to be adopted by the next generation Volkswagen Passat wagon due mid way through next decade.
In the meantime, Volkswagen Australia’s electric-car plans remain on track, with the first model in local showrooms due in 2022 likely to be an electric SUV inspired by the pair of ID Crozz concept cars unveiled at motor shows in Shanghai and Frankfurt in 2017.
Volkswagen Australia also has plans to introduce pure electric versions of the modern Kombi Microbus, both as a delivery van and a three-row people-mover.
Volkswagen Australia spokesman Paul Pottinger said while the ID Space Vizzion concept was “absolutely of interest” locally, the ID Cross and Kombi were ahead of the queue.
The ID Space Vizzion has impressive stats. Volkswagen claims its 82 kWh battery pack allows distances of up to 590km in real world driving conditions.
With an output of 250kW of power, Volkswagen says the ID Vizzion can sprint from rest to 100km/h in 5.4 seconds, which is almost as fast as its all-wheel-drive Golf R hot hatch.
Inside, the infotainment and cabin control systems are accessed via a horizontal 15.6-inch touchscreen, which sits proud of the dash and “appears to hover in mid-air”, according to Volkswagen.
The Volkswagen ID Space Vizzion concept provides “a concrete outlook” to the appearance of the production version due at the end of 2021, and launched in different variations in Europe, North America and China. Other countries are yet to be confirmed.