VW Teases 'Vizzion' for the Future Ahead of Geneva

Ivan Schwartz
February 21, 2018

Motors front and rear power all four wheels.

The Vizzion has been conceived to complement upcoming production versions of the I.D. hatchback, I.D. Buzz MPV and I.D. Crozz crossover in an extended line-up of pure-electric models planned by the German vehicle maker as it attempts to move on from the Dieselgate diesel emission manipulation scandal.

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.

Step aboard the Vizzion concept and you'll see no steering wheel or pedals.

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The I.D. Vizzion will be revealed in non-sketch form at the upcoming Geneva International Motor Show taking place March 8-18. Today, German automaker Volkswagen has unveiled an autonomous, all-electric vehicle which can be controlled via voice commands and doesn't have a steering wheel. Meet the I.D. Vizzion, the latest autonomous concept that showcases VW's claim for "future individual mobility".

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Set to be unveiled at next month's Geneva International Motor Show, the vehicle is being called a glimpse into "future mobility" by the auto giant, which suggests that such could be the autonomous nature of the vehicle that anyone, of any age, could be the "driver".

Now comes the I.D. Vizzion, continuing the same nonsense overuse of the letter Z, but adding something new to the twist. The I.D. Vizzion Electric Sedan Concept drives, steers and navigates autonomously in traffic, while a virtual host will communicate with the passengers via voice and gesture control.

The all-electric sedan, according to the automaker will boast a 413-mile range and reach a top speed of 112 miles per hour, thanks to a dual-electric motor setup cranking out 302 horsepower. It will start with a small, compact vehicle, and will follow that up with an SUV and a larger sedan.

The Vizzion will be VW's fourth all-electric concept since the fall of 2016, following the ID compact hatchback, the ID Crozz compact crossover, and the ID Buzz microbus that won't go into production until 2022.

By 2025, the brand plans to introduce more than 20 electric vehicle models. BUZZ4 which is a spacious saloon.

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