Volkswagen ID.Vizzion EV launch imminent | New Release - Car News Apr 2022

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12:54 Wednesday 06 Apr 2022

This is the new Volkswagen ID.Vizzion the fifth member of Volkswagen's pure electric ID family.

Volkswagen has already given us the ID.3, ID.4, ID.5 and ID.Buzz, but this – the Volkswagen ID.Vizzion – could be the most important yet.

Why? Because it’s a direct rival to the run-away success Tesla Model 3 and selling-like-hot-cakes Polestar 2 – the VW has the potential to be a very big seller.

You sense that the Tesla Model 3 was very much in mind when VW designed the ID.Vizzion because there are striking similarities between the two. 

The Volkswagen gets the Tesla’s low bonnet and smooth nose where you’d usually expect to find a grille. Pretty matrix LED headlights can perform a synchronised dance when you lock and unlock the car and you get a red LED light bar at the back. The ID.Vizzion’s coupe profile is another Tesla-like feature that’s great for aerodynamics and range.

There’s less of a Tesla copycat feel to the inside. The ID.Vizzion’s interior is modelled on the ID.3’s so you get pod like screens in the centre of the dash and behind the steering wheel, they have modern features like augmented reality sat-nav and voice recognition, along with old-faithfuls like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The basic design also makes the car feel different to a normal car. It has a completely flat floor in the front of the back of the car, which makes it feel light and airy up front and very roomy in the back. A 500-litre boot is big enough to gobble a couple of large suitcases on your summer holiday.

And long drives are possible in the ID.Vizzion. Volkswagen expects it to have a range of around 430 miles from its 84kWh battery in combination with a single electric motor producing 204PS. 

A high performance GTX model is also likely. Expect it to have 299PS courtesy of a motor at the front and the back – range drops to around 280 miles, with 0-62mph taking less than 6 seconds, where the standard  car takes around 8 seconds. 

We’ll have full info on the new Volkswagen ID.Vizzion when the car is revealed later this month. 

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