LOS ANGELES — The concept battery-electric vehicle Volkswagen is introducing at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, the wagon-shaped ID Space Vizzion, presages the design of what is likely to become the third EV under the ID family in its U.S. lineup in the next five years.
The ID Space Vizzion, engineered on VW's MEB modular electric platform, is equipped in concept form with a 275-hp rear-mounted motor and an 82-kWh battery pack that the brand says will give it a range of about 300 miles in EPA testing.
A second 10-hp coaxial electric drive motor could be fitted to the front axle to provide on-demand all-wheel drive, VW says. The speed of the concept is electronically limited to 109 mph, Volkswagen says.
The ID Space Vizzion picks up several design cues from earlier VW BEV concepts, including interactive LED lighting elements that were incorporated into the production version of the ID3, the brand's first of what is expected to be a family of BEVs globally, which debuted in September at the Frankfurt auto show.
The concept replaces traditional exterior door handles with illuminated touch surfaces that light up as the driver or passenger approaches and opens the door with a touch.
Though it is a two-row vehicle in concept form, the ID Space Vizzion is capable of hosting a third row of seating. At 195.2 inches in length, it's about 10 inches longer than the current Volkswagen Tiguan but boasts a very slippery 0.24 drag coefficient that boosts its range.