US-bound VW ID. Space Vizzion patent images revealed via USPTO

TopElectricSUV.com can reveal that USPTO has granted a patent number to the patent application for the VW ID. Space Vizzion (VW Aero B). Below are the images of the US-bound electric crossover wagon:

In recent updates, Ralf Brandstatter, CEO, Volkswagen, reaffirmed that the company is bullish on EVs with a post on linkedin.com. He said (translated):

“#ID.3 and #ID.4 are followed by ID.5, ID.6 and ID.Buzz – a new model every year. We will build 19 million vehicles based on MEB by 2030. An electrical platform for everyone – worldwide.”

Last month in a post on linkedin.com, Brandstatter said that the VW ID. Space Vizzion has been commissioned to the Emden plant in Germany under the project name “Aero B”. He revealed that this will be the first electric wagon from Volkswagen in the market and that its production will begin in 2023.

The VW ID. Space Vizzion a.k.a. VW Aero B has entered trial production in China, at the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture plant. Prototypes produced in this limited run would typically get put through hundreds of thousands of miles in real world tests and travel as classified cargo to customer clinics and internal demos. The electric crossover wagon has been confirmed for launch in the U.S. market.

VW ID. Space Vizzion trial production
Trial production of the VW ID. Space Vizzion’s production version has reportedly begun. Image Source: pcauto.com.cn

FAW-Volkswagen has rolled out what looks like the first body-in-white of the production VW ID. Space Vizzion (codename: VW 413/1). The U.S. market won’t get the electric crossover wagon from a Chinese plant, though. Units for the American customer will either be produced at the Chattanooga plant or imported from the Emden, Germany, where start of production is set in 2023.

The VW ID. Space Vizzion is the future self of the VW Passat Alltrack crossover wagon. It will come with a sleek design and electric power as the family man’s car of the 2020s. Unveiled at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles last year, the swanky electric crossover wagon is derived from the VW ID. Vizzion, the all-electric alternative to the Passat mid-size sedan.

The VW ID. Space Vizzion is 195.2 inches long, 74.7 inches wide and 60.2 inches tall. It has a 116.7-inch wheelbase, and it sports large, 22-inch wheels. Underpinned by the MEB platform, it features a 275 hp/406 Lb.-Ft. motor mounted at the rear. A second motor generating 101 hp and 111 Lb.-Ft. could be fitted at the front to make it an AWD vehicle and get a system output of 335 hp on the range topping variant . A 77 kWh (net)/82 kWh (gross) battery pack is standard, and it gives an estimated range of 300 miles on the EPA cycle. The specifications of the production model may differ only slightly from the concept.

The production ID. Space Vizzion will likely look very close to the concept showcased in LA. Volkswagen will probably position the ID. Space Vizzion as an upscale, lifestyle product with a high focus on comfort and luxury. We are not betting on it, but the concept’s extra comfy four-seater layout could be an option in the production car. The IQ.LIGHT LED matrix headlights, Augmented Reality head-up display, mini instrument cluster and the 15.6-inch touchscreen infotainment system from the concept version should also appear in the final product.

2023 should be the year of the VW ID. Space Vizzion in the United States. Expect prices to start in the range of $40,000-45,000.