The I.D. Vizzion challenges everything you think you know about Volkswagen
When you think Volkswagen, you tend to think Summer of Love campers, or, more recently, Top Gear-loving boy racers tearing it up in their Golf GTIs.
If you’re more environmentally minded, perhaps the association is the horrendous emissions scandal that still stains the German auto giant’s reputation?
Regardless, the name Volkswagen doesn’t always conjure imagery of the fully-electric, fully-autonomous future of the automobile.
However, the new I.D. Vizzion concept sedan, which is coming to the Geneva Motor Show next month, has our future-gazing Spidey-senses tingling.
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The car has no pedals and no steering wheel and an 111kWh battery that’ll take drivers 413 miles on a single charge. That’s the distance between London and Edinburgh.
The I.D. Vizzion can hit a top speed of 112mph, while it’ll kick out the equivalent off 302 horsepower.
The Vizzion is the latest member of the I.D. family, but this is the first to be fully-autonomous, with VW claiming it’ll enable “passengers to freely structure their time during the drive.”
It also includes a digital chauffeur, which sounds a little like an Alexa assistant designed just your car, which will respond to your voice and gestures.
As well as being the first autonomous offering in the series, it’s also the longest I.D. car yet at 5.11-metres and includes four individual seats.
The I.D. series is part of Volkswagen’s promise to bring more than 25 electric vehicles to market by 2025. It’s not exactly flower power, but it should go a fair way to helping us forget the company’s dirty past.
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