The world premiere of the I.D. in Paris starts the countdown to a new era for Volkswagen. Volkswagen plans for the visionary I.D. to hit the road in 2020. VW ID .The I.D. takes Volkswagen’s current design language and filters it through a very futuristic lens. The edges are reminiscent of the current Golf, but its LED front lighting is a throwback to previous electric VW concepts. It rides atop VW’s new MEB platform, which will underpin future electric vehicles.
Powered by a 167-horsepower electric motor, Volkswagen believes the I.D. concept will reach between 248 and 373 miles on a single charge of its battery. Of course, being a vision for the future, it packs a fully autonomous driving system, dubbed I.D. Pilot. When this mode engages, the steering wheel will fold into the dashboard, giving the driver room to get comfortable.