Volkswagen ID.6 with 700 km range to be shown in 2023
The new product called ID.6 will offer clients in sedan and station wagon bodies. The main competitors of the car will be the BMW i4 and Mercedes-Benz EQE.
Volkswagen will unveil the fifth electric car from the ID line in 2023. This is reported by Autocar with reference to the head of the research and development department of the concern, Frank Welsh. The car will represent the production version of the ID Vizzion concept.
According to preliminary data, the commercial version of the electric car will be named ID.6. The new car will be offered to customers in sedan and station wagon bodies. The power reserve of the model will be about 700 kilometers.
By its overall dimensions, ID.6 will be comparable to the Passat, but the interior of the car can be compared to the Phaeton. The main competitors of the car will be the BMW i4 and Mercedes-Benz EQE. The new car is focused primarily on China, where large sedans are very popular.
ID.6 will be offered to customers with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Acceleration to the "hundreds" of the car will take 8.5 and 5.6 seconds, respectively. Also, the car is equipped with a fast-charging system. Production of the model will be set up at the factory in Emden (Germany).
In 2019, Volkswagen unveiled an electric station wagon called the ID Space Vizzion at the Los Angeles Motor Show. The length of the car was 4958 mm, width - 1529 mm, and height - 1897 mm. The wheelbase was 2964 millimeters. Thus, in terms of its dimensions, the new product turned out to be similar to the Audi A6 Avant station wagon. The prototype is equipped with a single electric motor on the rear axle with a capacity of 275 horsepower. In this case, the car can be retrofitted with another unit on the front axle, after which the total output will increase to 355 forces.
In mid-November, Volkswagen announced that it would spend 35 billion euros on the design and production of electric vehicles over the next five years. This amount was approved by the company's executives in the 69th planning round.
The company intends to completely eliminate harmful emissions into the atmosphere by 2050, and reduce them in 10 years. By 2030, the automaker wants to expand the range of hybrid models from 30 to 60, and electric - from 20 to 70. In absolute terms, this is about 26 million electric cars.