The Volkswagen ID Vizzion Concept is previewed ahead of a debut at the Geneva Motor Show as an electric, fully autonomous luxury car from Volkswagen.
There are concept cars which clearly signpost an impending new model, and then there are fantasy concepts which try and predict future directions and development.
The Volkswagen ID Vizzion Concept, previewed in a design sketch (above) ahead of a debut at the Geneva Motor Show, clearly falls in to the latter category.
A big saloon car – about the size of a Mercedes S Class – the ID Vizzion is powered by electric motors delivering something around 300bhp, with a big 111kWh lithium-ion battery pack promising a range of around 400 miles. Which is all very much today’s technology.
But where the ID Vizzion departs from any real production promise is with its level 5 autonomy, which means no steering wheel and nod driver controls. None at all. And it’s going to be rather a while before that becomes a reality.
But it’s just part of demonstrating VW’s post-Dieslegate fluffy bunny credentials, where the future is clean and green and there are no defeat devices.
The reality of that will kick off with the ID Compact EV in 2020 followed by the ID CROZZ electric SUV and ID BUZZ saloon. But don’t expect the ID VIZZION any time soon.