Volkswagen’s latest concept, the I.D., isn’t just a vehicle with no basis in reality. Instead, the company insists it will reach production in 2020, and this concept version gives us an early look at VW’s vision for the future.
The I.D. takes Volkswagen’s current design language and filters it through a very futuristic lens. The edges are reminiscent of the current Golf, but its LED front lighting is a throwback to previous electric VW concepts. It rides atop VW’s new MEB platform, which will underpin future electric vehicles.
Powered by a 167-horsepower electric motor, Volkswagen believes the I.D. concept will reach between 500 and 600km on a single charge of its battery. Of course, being a vision for the future, it packs a fully autonomous driving system, dubbed I.D. Pilot. When this mode engages, the steering wheel will fold into the dashboard, giving the driver room to get comfortable.
Another all-new feature of the I.D. concept is its ability to take delivery of parcels or packages from an unspecified delivery service when the owner is not at home.
VW is remaining tight lipped on more specific details for now, but more images and information will be announced tomorrow when the covers come off at the Pairs Motor Show.
In my opinion a great looking car which hopefully will be build just like this.