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Volkswagen announces futuristic new station wagon with a 275 horsepower electric engine

Volkswagen announces futuristic new station wagon with a 275 horsepower electric engine, set for a 2022 release

  • Volkswagen’s newest electric car is a family version of the ID Vizzion sedan
  • Called the ID Space Vizzion, the new car will have a 300 mile range 
  • Volkswagen hopes to sell 22 million electric cars in the next ten years

In Los Angeles this week, Volkswagen revealed a new addition to its line of electric concept vehicles, which is both futuristic and practical.

Called ID Space Vizzion, the new vehicle is a family-focused station wagon based on the sporty ID Vizzion sedan the company announced in 2018.

The ID Space Vizzion is technically a concept car, but Volkswagen is moving forward with a plan to release the car in 2022. 

The ID Space Vizzion with come with a 275 horsepower engine and have a range of around 300 miles on a single battery charge

Volkswagen plans to sell 22 million electric vehicles over the next ten years. 

The ID Space Vizzion hasn’t undergone Environmental Protection Agency testing yet, so some of its specs may change, but Volkswagen is currently targeting a 300 mile range powered by an 82kWh battery, according to Jalopnik. 

The car will have a 275 horsepower engine capable of going 0-to-60mph in five seconds, and will have a maximum speed of 109mph. 

Volkswagen says it’s also considering a second model of the station wagon with a more powerful 355 horsepower engine, but the company won’t say for certain whether this model would see a public release.

The focus of the ID Space Vizzion isn’t speed, however, its family functionality.

The most flashy feature is the inclusion of two electric longboards that will come mounted into the roomy rear luggage compartment.

The ID Space Vizzion interior is made from 'AppleSkin,' a material that's created with waste matter from the apple juice making process

The ID Space Vizzion interior is made from ‘AppleSkin,’ a material that’s created with waste matter from the apple juice making process 

Volkswagen's ID Space Vizzion (pictured above) is an electric station wagon planned for release in 2022

Volkswagen’s ID Space Vizzion (pictured above) is an electric station wagon planned for release in 2022

The car won't have conventional door handles but instead illuminated touch surfaces that will be activated when a wireless car key is nearby

The car won’t have conventional door handles but instead illuminated touch surfaces that will be activated when a wireless car key is nearby

The ID Space Vizzion has been designed with a sleek low profile with air drag that's almost as low as that of Porsche's Taycan

The ID Space Vizzion has been designed with a sleek low profile with air drag that’s almost as low as that of Porsche’s Taycan

The car interior will be made from a wholesome and environmentally friendly material called ‘AppleSkin,’ created using matter left over after the production of apple juice.

The interior cabin will also be illuminated by long glowing strips of blue light. 

In place of mechanical handles, the doors will have illuminated touch surfaces on that light up when the proximity sensor from the car key is nearby.

The engineers have also developed a sleek silhouette for the car shell, with a minimum amount of air drag that’s comparable to that of a Porsche Taycan.

WHAT IS THE VOLKSWAGEN ID SPACE VIZZION? 

The ID Space Vizzion is Volkswagen’s latest electric car, a station wagon version of the ID Vizzion sedan the company announced in 2018.

The ID Space Vizzion is targeted for a 2022 release and will come with a 300-mile range on a single battery charge and a 275 horsepower engine. 

The car’s doors don’t have traditional handles but instead an illuminated touch surface that opens the door when touched, presuming a wireless car key is nearby.

The interior upholstery if made from ‘AppleSkin’ a new kind of material made from material left over during the production of apple juice. 

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk



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