The period leading up to Christmas is the main tourist season in South Africa. Tourists from all over the world ring out the year in Cape Town and its surrounds, basking in warm temperatures and enjoying the relaxed atmosphere. For Volkswagen's development team, the trip to Cape Town represents the final prototype testing phase for the ID.
Volkswagen is zealously planning to reinvent itself with the ID. family. The first model based on the modular electric drive matrix (MEB) will go into series production at the end of the coming year and then roll out to dealerships and customers at the beginning of 2020. Unlike the majority of its competitors, Volkswagen is not targeting one of the larger models to start, with successive shrinking then in electrified volume segments. Rather the company's plan is to launch its all-electric offensive at the heart of the brand with the ID. compact class model.