VW moves electric effort upscale with Vizzion concept

CAPE TOWN – Until now Volkswagen’s future ‘I.D.’ electric car family, previewed by various concept cars, has been focused around the vision of relatively affordable Golf-sized vehicles, but the new showpiece has taken thing a top notch or ten upmarket.

The I.D. Vizzion concept came just ahead of its planned debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. It is large add fully autonomous- it doesn’t even have a steering wheel- and essentially shows VW’s vision of a luxury saloon in a radical new world.

The company has said that this new concept shows the “direction” it is taking in the “technology and design of its future electric models”.

The ghost in this machine is what VW calls a “virtual host”, with whom occupants communicate via voice and gesture control. The electronic chauffeur of sorts is apparently capable of getting to know and adapting to each person in the car. You can be sure that the Vizzion concept also lets you in on some of the company’s future design cues and electric power-train technologies.

The concept car is powered by a pair of electric motors that power all four wheels, has a total syste output of 225kW. There shouldn’t be much range anxiety either, with VW claiming a driving range of up to 665km between charges.

VW has committed to launching the electric vehicles by 2025.

Photo Credit- iOL


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