Volkswagen presented at the Paris Motor Show the ID debutant concept electric hatchback, created on the new MEB (modular electric-drive toolkit) platform, is being transformed into a production car by 2020.
The concept received a body without a B-pillar, sliding rear doors, an autopilot, an electric power plant that produces 170 hp. (125 kW), and a keyless entry system Volkswagen I.D.
The Germans propose using a smartphone with a special application to access the cabin and start the engine of the prototype. The car will recognize the driver by a unique identifier “Volkswagen ID”, and will automatically adjust the climate system, seat position, navigation system, etc. for him.
Interior Volkswagen I.D. embodies the concept of "Open Space", thanks to a new architecture with a rear-mounted electric motor and batteries in the floor, with dimensions inferior to the modern Golf, the interior of the ID is not inferior in space to the Volkswagen Passat. Additionally, a folding steering wheel helps to free up space in the cabin: when the autopilot is activated, it hides in the front panel.
From standstill to 100 km/h Volkswagen I.D. accelerates in 8 seconds, the maximum speed of the concept is 160 km/h, the maximum range is 600 km/h. Representatives of the brand promise that the serial version of the ID will cost about the same amount as a modern Golf with an engine of comparable power.
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