VW Willing to Add Drag to Add Style to the ID. Space Vizzion
Volkswagen unveiled what may well prove to be the first electric wagon ever produced by a major manufacturer, but it may not look exactly like the concept when it reaches showrooms.
Motor1 reports that VW is still considering some “different iterations,” which could include an Alltrack-like variant. VW’s CEO Scott Keogh told the publication that the new look could include bigger wheels and tires, roof racks, and some body cladding to boot.
Naturally, that would impact the Space Vizzion’s 0.24 coefficient of drag, ultimately hurting the car’s aspirations of a 300-mile range, but Keogh said the company is willing to make some compromises.
That’s not the only iteration up for consideration said CEO Keogh. Volkswagen could make the angle of the C-pillar even more acute, giving it a more eager, forward-leaning look, like a cartoon car racing. This could have the double benefit of improving the drag coefficient.
Whatever mild modifications come to the Space Vizzion, VW assures us that it will be on sale in the US in the early ‘20s.
As you well know by now, the Space Vizzion is based on the same platform as the ID.3 and the ID. BUZZ concept, and indeed every electric Volkswagen concept that has come out since the Paris Auto Show in 2016.
That gives it 275 hp at the rear wheels or 355 total system hp if you opt for a front-mounted motor as well. It should be able to reach 60 mph in just 5 seconds, hit a top speed of 109 mph, and go for up to 300 miles. Volkswagen also promises that it will charge up to 80% in 30 minutes on a fast charger.
A vegan interior made of largely recycled products should also help reduce this car’s manufacturing footprint. It has also made for a pretty, less-plasticky place to sit, which we certainly approve of.
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