At the LA Auto Show at the end of 2019, VW showed the ID Space Vizzion, which is now the seventh ID study. The production model VW ID.7, which will be based on VW’s MEB electric platform, could be appropriate to this. Unlike its combustion cousin Passat, it will probably also be offered as a sedan. Latest Car News plucks the tinsel from the study and shows how the supposed series ID.7 could roll onto the streets from the end of 2021.
VW ID.7 Dimensions
The electric station wagon is 4.96 meters long, 1.90 meters wide, and 1.53 meters high in the middle class. The dimensions are still from the study, but should only change marginally in the series. The same goes for the optics because the Space Vizzion looks pretty much ready for production. The continuous LED strip underneath the front hood will probably remain the same as the curved beltline typical of the ID.
On the lower edge of the window. Our illustration shows headlights with different graphics and a smooth hood without air ducts. Instead of door openers with touch controls, the series will use conventional handles give. The two-tone paintwork will be retained on the ID.7, at least as an option, similar to other ID.models. However, it will probably not extend into the front hood, but only contrast the color of the roof.
The grille in the front apron will likely remain but will be given a different shape in the lower models. The honeycomb-like structure could be reserved for a sporty GTX model. Other changes concern rims in a smaller format and differently designed mirrors. Some of the features will probably also grace the next generation of the Passat.
VW ID.7 Interior
The interior is, almost typical for the ID studies, buttonless and equipped with a 15.6-inch central display. VW does without a large digital speedometer unit in the ID Space Vizzion. A narrow display embedded in the dashboard shows the most important information, the rest is taken care of by a head-up display with augmented reality, which for example projects navigation instructions optically onto the road.
The new steering wheel is also suitable for doing without buttons and switches. There are touch surfaces to the left and right of the impact pot. As with current Mercedes models, the gear steps are selected using the steering column lever on the right behind the steering wheel. The lever in the ID.7 is probably made by the rotary knob from ID.3 and ID.4 be replaced. In the series, instead of the mega-screen, you should also see its 12-inch screen and the familiar steering wheel.
For seat covers, door panels, and other interior details, VW relies on the sustainable material “AppleSkin” in the study: 20 percent of the artificial leather consists of apple residues from juice production. The material also replaces decors and foils. In the future, AppleSkin will also be available with a metallic-looking surface. It remains to be seen whether the material can also be used optionally in the ID.7. In addition, the Wolfsburg-based company is also using the ID. Light familiar from the ID.3 for the ID Space Vizzion – a light bar on the lower edge of the windshield that gives the driver visual feedback on voice commands, supports navigation instructions, or serves as a warning signal in dangerous situations.
The drive concept of the ID Space Vizzion sounds almost ready for series production. The electric car stores its energy in an 82 kWh battery, which transfers its energy to a 279 hp electric motor on the rear axle – at least in the base. There is already an expansion stage in which a 102 hp second motor on the front axle provides electric all-wheel drive and 340 hp system output. This should allow a range of up to 590 kilometers according to WLTP. These data are also good to see for the ID.7 series model, which is due to be launched in 2021. Then the electric car should be available as a sedan and also as a station wagon.
VW brings its first electric station wagon with the ID.7. This should especially please the station wagon-affine German market, especially since the combustion engine cousin Passat B9 is quite a bit late. If the technical data of the Space Vizzion can also be found in the series, you can look forward to an e-station wagon that is suitable for everyday use.