Airflow through the front end and roof. Volkswagen is pursuing new aerodynamic avenues with the ID. SPACE VIZZION: with a front end and roof designed to allow airflow, the concept vehicle is given an even more exclusive appearance. The efficiently aligned aerodynamics of the space-saving sensation result in a drag coefficient of just 0.24. This reduces energy consumption and increases the range. The design of a progressive, all-electric model takes on fresh significance in this context, as a vehicle like the ID. SPACE VIZZION combines the flexibility and roomy proportions of a large SUV with the efficient aerodynamics of a Gran Turismo.
The front end
Low drag coefficient, long range. Electric vehicles do not need a radiator or a large space for the motor. This creates new freedom in terms ofdesign. In the case of the ID. SPACE VIZZION, the designers and engineers have taken advantage of this freedom to optimise the aerodynamics and so increase the range. Airflow apertures have been integrated into the eye-catching front end. Air flows through a horizontal panel between the headlights and is directed to the rear over the extremely low-slung bonnet. The hood has a high-gloss black paint finish and appears to blend into the tinted glass and the black tilting and sliding panoramic sunroof to underscore the sporty design of the ID. SPACE VIZZION. The air also flows into the outer areas of the front bumper, from where it is also directed rearwards. The airflow apertures on the bumper and the bonnet of the ID. SPACE VIZZION have been designed as functional features and are also defining design elements of the concept car’s exterior.
Illuminated white VW logo. The lighting elements in the front end are also a definitive feature of the style. A slender white light strip extends out to the left and right of the illuminated white VW logo, reaching across the front end and into the wings and side section. Visually, this strip continues intermittently to the rear end of the vehicle. Intensive and interactive: the IQ.LIGHT – LED matrix headlights. The brand-new headlamp modules are integrated seamlessly into the bumper. Additional honeycomb-style LED daytime running lights typically associated with the ID. Family (ID. Honeycomb) are located in the sides of the headlamp modules and in the bumper. On the outer side of the bumper, they also act as turn signals in an X formation. The vehicle features a circumferential black splitter in the form of a small front spoiler below the bumper. Stylistically it continues in the side sills and in the rear diffuser, helping to optimise the aerodynamics.
Digital door handles. The extra focus on the aerodynamics also influences the design of the vehicle’s side panels. There are no conventional door handles to interrupt the airflow. Instead, the ID. SPACE VIZZION features illuminated touch surfaces which light up as soon as the car’s Keyless Advanced function detects someone approaching with a vehicle key or a synchronised mobile key (on a smartphone). When the person makes contact with the touch-activated surface, the light pulsates, the touch pad vibrates, and the door opens. Stylistically the light surfaces for opening the doors represent a continuation of the front light strip.
22-inch wheels. In the lower section of the silhouette it is the clean, seamlessly merged surfaces of the wings and doors, as well as the design of the new 22-inch alloy wheels, which have a positive impact on the aerodynamics. The wheels, designed with five aero flaps in the style of a turbine, are flush with the wheel housings to avoid any interruption of the airflow.
High-gloss black roof In the upper section of the silhouette, it is the visually striking tornado line and the rearward sloping coupé-style design of the black roof that give the design its distinctive look. The tornado line is designed as a gentle undercut to reflect the extreme precision of the design. The powerful shoulder section of the concept car is located above the tornado line. Stylistically, this line makes the car appear flatter and more dynamic due to the way in which the surfaces are divided. The same applies to the roof, which is painted in a high-gloss black to contrast with the vehicle body. The lateral line of the roof curve features an aluminium appliqué, which will be a typical future styling feature of many ID. models. It extends to the B-pillar, where it widens out and also visually reduces the centre of gravity of the ID. SPACE VIZZION. The roof is extended by the roof spoiler which is incorporated seamlessly into the vehicle’s lines. The form and function of this air-directing spoiler matches the rear diffuser, which is also visible from the side.
The rear end
Distinctive roof spoiler and diffuser. Form and function also create an aerodynamic alliance at the rear of the vehicle. One of the dominant elements here is the roof spoiler, which spans the roof area like a bridge and opens out at the bottom, allowing the air to flow both above and below the spoiler. This layout reduces turbulence and optimises airflow. At the same time, this aerodynamic feature is also a striking and distinctive design aspect of the new ID. SPACE VIZZION. Technically speaking, the aerodynamic properties of the low spoiler lip on the roof correspond closely to those of the diffuser in the underbody. Here the clearly defined ribs specifically optimise all air flow under the car’s rear end. The roof spoiler, spoiler lip and diffuser work together to reduce turbulence at the rear end and so to optimise the range of the all-electric concept car. One visually striking feature is the transparent red light strip which extends around the entire rear section. On the outside it is fitted with LED tail light clusters in the honeycomb styling that is typical of ID. models. When indicating, these LED elements change to an X formation in the same way as on the front end. In the upper part of the light strip, an illuminated red strip to the left and right of the illuminated white VW logo continues the circumferential lighting theme of the front daytime running lights and the side lighting elements.
Practical electronics. The concept car’s broad boot lid can be opened electrically. The Easy Open sensor-controlled luggage compartment opener can be operated via a touch-activated surface on the boot lid itself or by moving your foot under the rear of the car if your hands are full.
Welcome and goodbye
Interactive lights. All of the exterior lighting elements display a welcome scenario for the user when they wake the ID. SPACE VIZZION. First of all the newly redesigned VW logos at the front and rear light up white, followed by the light strips on the front section and silhouettewhich create a 360° flow in conjunction with the ID. Honeycombs in the side of the LED headlights. At the same time, additional honeycomb-style LEDs in the bumper generate a lighting effect to animate the airflow over the front end. While this is going on, the illuminated red horizontal panel which runs from the outside to the inside of the rear end is activated. Finally, a digital effect makes it look like the matrix headlights are opening like eyes. Conversely, a goodbye scenario is initiated as soon as the carislocked from the outside.