We keep hearing talk of Volkswagen's plans to go all-electric in the not-too-distant future, but now we're set to see what the German cars will look like even further down the line with this concept car that's due to be revealed at the Geneva motor show.
Volkswagen has shared the first images of its I.D. Vizzion concept car which will go on display at next month's Geneva motor show as a showcase of the long-term direction of the brand's cars.
The classy saloon will be Volkswagen's fourth I.D. car – a series of concepts showcasing the new technology the company is developing.
The I.D. Vizzion concept kicks off what is Volkswagen's largest product campaign in its history. Following the never-ending Dieselgate fiasco that's envoloped the company in recent years, it is keen to reinvent itself as a clean, green brand.
But that's not all – the I.D. Vizzion isn't merely an all-electric car, but a completely reinvented car. Inside you won't see a steering wheel. In fact, you won't find any visible controls whatsoever, because as well as being an EV, the I.D. Vizzion is also Volkswagen's first example of a completely autonomous car, and it's piloted by a 'digital chauffeur' (honestly!).
'The goal [is] to apply innovative technology to making the automobile cleaner, safer and much more convenient and comfortable,' Volkswagen said in a release. 'With these new qualities, the car will be able to further extend its significance and value for future mobility. Furthermore, use of this car will be made possible for customer groups who cannot drive today.'
Measuring 5.11 metres in length, the I.D.Vizzion's 225kW, two-motor four-wheel-drive powertrain is powered by 111kWh lithium-ion batteries, propelling it to a top speed of 111mph. When its regenerative braking is also factored in, range is an impressive 413 miles.
While we only have these concept images for now, the real I.D.Vizzion will go on display at the Geneva show next week.