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German carmaker Volkswagen has teased its upcoming I.D. Vizzion concept in a series of sketches ahead of its official debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show next month. The new I.D. Vizzion concept will be the fourth model in Volkswagen's I.D. lineup of cars that showcase the German carmaker's electric future.
The Volkswagen I.D. Vizzion follows in the footsteps of the I.D. hatchback, ID Cross SUV and ID Buzz Microbus concepts that have arrive post the fiasco that was the dieselgate scandal.
The I.D. Vizzion which measures in at 5.11-metres long previews an electric luxury sedan which will replace the ill-fated Volkswagen Phaeton that competed with the likes of the Mercedes S-Class and whose production ended last year. If the ID Vizzion does make into production, we expect it to be amongst the 20+ EVs that will have on the streets by 2025.
However, what separates the Geneva-bound I.D. Vizzion from the rest of the I.D. lineup revealed till date by VW is its interiors which do not feature any steering wheel or pedals which suggests that the new concept electric sedan will feature Level 5 autonomy, i.e: no human input will be needed by the VW ID Vizzion to help it traverse the roads.
The VW ID Vizzion also does not feature any infotainment displays with owners communicating with a virtual host via gesture and voice controls.
Powering the Volkswagen I.D. Vizzion Concept are a set of two electric motors that together put out a total of 302bhp which is sent to all four wheels. Providing power to the dual motor VW I.D. concept is a 111kWh lithium-ion battery pack that when combined with regenerative braking gives the electric sedan a range of 665 kilometres. The Volkswagen I.D. Vizion has a top speed of 180kph.
DriveSpark's Thoughts on The Volkswagen I.D. Vizzion Concept
The Volkswagen I.D. Vizzion is the German carmaker's fourth EV concept that showcases what its lineup could like post-2020. However, unlike the previous trio (a hatchback, SUV and a microbus), the new I.D. Vizzion previews what appears to be a truly autonomous car as it features no steering wheel or pedals. If the VW I.D. Vizzion is a preview of what the near future looks like, then the days of actually enjoying how a car drives could soon be coming to an end.