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2016-12-22 10:46

THE FUTURE? Volkswagen is pushing ahead with its electric drive program. The automaker confirmed it will present another model of the I.D family at the Detroit motor show in January 2017. Image: Newspress

Wolfsburg - Volkswagen is presenting a new model of the I.D. family, a multi- functional vehicle for a new era at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS, 8 to 22 January) in Detroit.

The concept vehicle forges links between the legendary origins of the Volkswagen brand and its electrifying future. Like the I.D., this concept is also based on the Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB), and so it shows the potential and bandwidth of the MEB.

Fully autonomous

Since the presentation of the I.D. at the Paris International Motor Show in September of this year, these initials have stood primarily for a new generation of fully connected, all-electric vehicles from Volkswagen.

The I.D. also stands for clarityin design language, pure form, honest character, authentic emotionality – and, of course, an ideal spatial concept as well as a quality in details that is typically Volkswagen.

This I.D. concept vehicle will also be able to drive fully autonomously in the future. A light press on the Volkswagen logo, and the electrically retractable steering wheel retracts into the cockpit. While the driver relaxes, laser scanners, ultrasonic and radar sensors and cameras monitor other road users and the surroundings.

The I.D. concept vehicle in Detroit forges links between the legendary origins of the Volkswagen brand and its electrifying future. Its overall concept is revolutionary. It combines ample space for travel with a long electric driving range. A new feeling of freedom - with zero emissions. A new epoch of mobility.

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