Volkswagen unveils next-generation electric auto

Andrew Cummings
November 10, 2019

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Volkswagen has revealed what it thinks the electric wagon of the future might look like, with the ID Space Vizzion concept.

The ID. Space Vizzion will probably hit VW showrooms in 2021, and expect similar EV powertrains to all the other EVs VW is planning to chuck at us as it tries to make everyone and his dog buy an electric vehicle.

The concept Angelenos will experience in the flesh, and the rest of the world online, starting November 19 is a preview of a production auto, electric of course, that will be released in 2021 and sold in different versions in North America, Europe and China.

Based on the ID Vizzion luxury saloon, the new model is longer and sleeker, boosting space for rear seat occupants and increasing the size of the trunk.

The company started production of the ID 3 hatchback at its Zwickau plant this week.

Space Vizzion is apparently the seventh electric ID model teased so far (we'd lost count) and will arrive at the Los Angelse Motor Show later this month, and is teased in the photo above. The modular system allows battery sizes of up to 111 kWh, but the Space Vizzion's range of up to 590 kilometres is not only thanks to the potential battery size - this also comes from the vehicle's low air resistance. The parent company has plans to bring out close to 50 all-electric models through its dozen brands by 2025. But the largest array of all-electric models will carry the recently modified VW brand logo.

Created to keep in line with the rest of its family, the ID.

Over the next few years it will follow up by converting three other plants in Germany, one in the Czech Republic and two in China.

VW indicates that a production version of the Space Vizzion concept is coming in late 2021.

"The new plant of the SAIC VOLKSWAGEN joint venture has been completed".

The ID.4 SUV initially will be imported into the States but production will shift to Chattanooga a couple years later, according to Scott Keogh, the CEO of Volkswagen Group of America. Meanwhile, the Mexican operation will export the ID Buzz, the modern, all-electric take on the classic VW Microbus.

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