Volkswagen ID
Photo: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8GzXf45KEk

Volkswagen showed the first official photos and one video of the ID prototypes tested in Africa. The newest Volkswagen goes into production in 2019, and what is really interesting is that its chassis will be designed by two Hungarian designers.

The model is expected to be revolutionary, Origo reports.

Body designed by two Hungarians

Hungarian designers László Fogarasi-Benkő and Ákos Szász are the ones who designed the new Volkswagen ID’s chassis. They worked together with Director of Volkswagen Design, Klaus Bischoff in Wolfsburg.

Pre-sales start in the spring of 2019, and production starts only in November 2019. Customer sales will start at the start of 2020, at a price comparable to a diesel model.

Did you know? The Ford model T and Hertz car rental are of Hungarian origin

All about the new Volkswagen ID

The new Volkswagen ID will be an all-electric hatchback.

The 4.1m-long Volkswagen ID will be similar in its build-up to the BMW i3.

  • Length: 4100mm
  • Width: 1800mm
  • Height: 1530mm in height
  • The new ID is 155mm longer, 9mm wider and 77mm higher than the existing seventh-generation Golf.
  • Rear wheel drive
  • 170 horsepower

Once fully charged, the ID will be capable of going 550 km, which is a pretty good achievement considering its price. The new Volkswagen ID will cost approximately EUR 25,000 – 31,000, roughly the same as a diesel Golf.

Autocar writes that: “Key elements include a largely unadorned front end, ultra-short front overhang, a steeply rising bonnet line, a heavily raked windscreen, large wheel houses housing 20in wheels, prominent sill elements, cantilever-style rear doors, an extended roofline, a prominent rear spoiler element and a glass tailgate.”

Interactive LED lights

One of the model’s most interesting features will be its interactive LED headlights, that mimic the action of a human eye.

The lights will give the impression of being able to open and close. The lighting properties and the overall visual character of the car will be able to alter depending on which drive mode is on.

For example, when the “drive mode” will be selected, the LED daytime driving lights will automatically switch on and the VW logos will remain lit in white. In “autonomous drive mode”, a laser scanner will deploy from the roof and the front bumper, side sills and rear diffuser will be illuminated in blue. During “recharging”, the LED units will pulsate in a simulation of the flow of energy being provided to the battery.

Featured image: Youtube.com/watch?v=Q8GzXf45KEk

Source: www.origo.hu; www.autocar.co.uk

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