The VW ID hatchback has actually already been unveiled as a principle car, but VW is set to begin production in under 2 years’ time– it’ll be on sale before 2020. It’ll be a large and useful simply electric car to match the Tesla Model 3, and will spawn a variety of ID-badged electric cars by 2022.
2019 Volkswagen ID Styling
The ID concept previews exactly what the next VW Golf may appear like, with couple of creases and bigger windows that’ll provide a better view out. It’ll retain the traditional shape because it’ll be the first ID car to be produced, followed by the 2020 ID Crozz SUV and the ID Buzz– a modern-day take on the iconic VW campervan.
Although the headlights will be changed in the production model, the angled lights on this concept appearance much like VW’s present variety of cars and it’ll still have blue inserts when it goes on sale. At the back, the tailgate seems one piece of glass like on the Up city car, and the thin LED lights make the car look low and wide. As bring as they are, the low-profile blue tires will be swapped for smaller wheels when it goes into production.
2019 Volkswagen ID Interior
The ID principle has a panoramic glass roofing system that extends almost the whole length of the car, making it feel really airy inside. It’ll be an alternative on the production model but it’ll be different from the windscreen for crash security (and so there’s somewhere to install sun visors).
Fully autonomous driving is still a method off, so the steering wheel will be more conventional– although it’ll pull back into the minimalist control panel in future. It’ll be able to pilot itself in a lot of scenarios, leaving you and your travelers to talk in near-silence. Expect the production version to have 5 seats and more boot space than the existing Golf.
2019 Volkswagen ID Engines and Driving
The ID will be powered by a 125kW electric motor– that’s more effective than a motor from the top-spec Tesla Model S. With all the electrical power being available immediately, the I.D. will have quick acceleration, and VW claims it can drive in between 250 and 370 miles before requiring a charge. VW says the battery will recharge to 80% capacity in just half an hour, which entirely self-governing driving ability will be offered on the ID by around 2025.
2019 Volkswagen ID Price and Release Date
The ID is set to go on sale at the end of 2019. It’s most likely to cost more than the equivalent Golf– which it’ll be offered alongside– at least up until battery technology enhances and becomes more economical. Expect it to cost around ₤ 27,500.