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Volkswagen ID Vizzion Concept Teased Ahead Of World Premiere At Geneva Motor Show 2018

Volkswagen ID Vizzion is an innovative autonomous and electric concept saloon, and is the fourth member of the Volkswagen ID family

German premium carmaker Volkswagen has teased official pictures of its automobile of the future – the ID Vizzion, ahead of its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show 2018.

The 88th Geneva Motor Show will be held from 8-18 March, 2018. Similar to the recently held Delhi Auto Expo 2018, the Geneva Show will also focus on electric vehicles, due to the trends in the industry.

In an official statement, the company said that the new ID Vizzion supports the Volkswagen claim for future individual mobility.

It is an innovative autonomous and electric concept saloon, and is the fourth member of the Volkswagen ID family. This is for the first time Volkswagen is showing a concept of an autonomously driving automobile.

The other three models from the same stable, showcased earlier, are hatchback ID, microbus ID Buzz, and crossover ID Crozz.

By 2025, the brand plans to introduce over 20 electric vehicle models. Starting in 2020, the ID 2 will launch as an electric car in the compact class; this will be followed by a new electric SUV – the ID Crozz3, and a spacious saloon - the ID Buzz4.

Talking about the design of the concept, the inside of the ID Vizzion is created without a steering wheel or visible controls, thanks to its ‘digital chauffeur’ with its many assistance systems that assumes control of the vehicle.

Technology wise, a virtual host, with which passengers communicate via voice and gesture control, knows the personal preferences of the vehicle guests – courtesy complete embedding into the digital eco-system – and it adapts to each of them individually.

The system power of the 5.11 metre long ID Vizzion is 225kW. Its top speed is 180 km/hr. The 111kWh lithium-ion batteries enable a driving range of up to 665 kilometres when braking regeneration is factored in, claims the carmaker.

The ID concepts are based on Volkswagen’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB), which is a system for manufacturing electric vehicles. It was first shown as a prototype at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.

Hatchback Volkswagen ID

Volkswagen ID is an all-electric car, first showcased at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, and is  able to cover a distance of 249 to 373 miles on a single battery charge, claimed the carmaker. The production version of the ID is due to be launched in 2020 at a price on a par with comparably powerful and well-equipped Golf models.

The four-door ID is 161.4 inches long, 6 inches shorter than a Golf. This concept car is 70.9 inches wide and 60.2 inches high. The ID has a 108.3-inch wheelbase, which is 5 inches longer than the Golf.

The electric motor has a power output of 168 horsepower (125 kW), giving the ID zero to 62 mph acceleration in less than 8 seconds and a top speed of 99 mph.

The car can be driven in autonomous mode also. The driver can activate the fully automated “ID Pilot” mode just by touching the Volkswagen logo on the steering wheel. With this, the electrically adjustable and retractable steering wheel disappears into the dash pad to form a single entity flush with the dashboard.

Microbus Volkswagen ID Buzz

The Volkswagen ID Buzz is an electric minivan and second model based on the MEB platform. It was first shown as a prototype at the 2017 North American International Auto Show.

The 3 and 4-door minivan has 111kWh battery that has an electric range of 435-600km, claimed Volkswagen.

It measures 4943mm X 1976mm X 1963mm, with wheelbase of 3299mm.

Crossover Volkswagen ID Crozz

This 4-door crossover was first presented at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show. Its revised version – the ID Crozz II, was shown at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show.

With an electric motor of 225kW and battery of 83kWh, the concept has a range of 501km. It measures 4625mm in length, 1891mm, and 1609mm in height.

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