Volkswagen has teased the newest member of the ever-growing I.D. family which will make its debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. Called the I.D. Vizzion, the new concept previews an electric sedan which joins the I.D. hatchback, I.D. Crozz SUV and the I.D. Buzz Microbus as the fourth vehicle under the I.D. electric brand.
Teased only in design sketches till now, the Vizzion promises to be fully autonomous with no steering wheel at all. There will be a ‘virtual host’ instead, with which the occupants can communicate using voice or gesture control that can also be customised as per individual preferences. The Vizzion will measure 5.11 metres in length, says the carmaker, and will pack a 111kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The power output of 225kW (302bhp) is good enough for a top speed of 180kmph. The German giant promises a driving range of up to 665 kilometres with braking regeneration feature. There are two motors mounted on each axle that lend the vehicle an all-wheel-drive setup.
Similar to its siblings, the I.D. Vizzion is based on the same scalable MEB platform developed specially for all-electric cars under the VW Group umbrella. The Vizzion is a proper four-seater with a spacious cabin as can be seen in the sketches. The lack of steering or pedals seem unconventional right now but that’s the future of automobiles.
More details of the new I.D. Vizzion will be revealed closer to its Geneva reveal. Volkswagen is very serious about its electrification push and wants at least 20 electric cars in its line-up by the year 2025. The I.D. hatch will be the first electric production car to roll out in 2020 which will basically be a Golf-sized compact followed by the production spec I.D Crozz. Volkswagen has also given a green light to the I.D. Buzz which will be the third vehicle under the I.D. brand. The new Vizzion could be a flagship, just like the discontinued Phaeton, before the end of next decade.