Volkswagen will be sending its ID Space Vizzion concept, first unveiled at the 2019 L.A. auto show, into production, confirmed VW CEO Ralf Brandstätter mid-November.
By ALEX REID
The vehicle will be built at VW’s Emden plant under the name “Aero B,” according to a LinkedIn post by Brandstätter.
While he didn’t specifically name the Space Vizzion as the car going into production at that plant, he included in the post photos of him sitting in the concept, and described the forthcoming vehicle as “an elegant shooting brake,” an old-world term for a wagon.
The Space Vizzion or Aero B will feature an all-electric drivetrain and ride upon VW’s MEB platform, which it’ll share with other members of the ID family. The power figures will likely resemble those of the ID.4 — 201 horsepower for a rear-wheel-drive model, and 302 horsepower for an all-wheel-drive version.
Brandstätter also said the vehicle would have 700 km of battery range; that seems optimistic, but the Space Vizzion does have a very aerodynamic shape. That shape also helps put the “space” in the name, as the vehicle will offer all the benefits of a true wagon.
Volkswagen’s electric ID brand started with a set of concept vehicles, but now it seems most are making their way into production. These vehicles include the ID.3, ID.4, and the extremely retro ID.Buzz, modeled after a classic VW Type 2 Microbus.
The vehicle’s debut at an American auto show has us hoping it will arrive in North American showrooms and not just European ones. Brandstätter says the Space Vizzion will roll off the assembly line beginning 2023.
Originally published at Driving