German carmaker Volkswagen has lifted the lid on the ID.LIFE concept car, as it prehaps to dazzle in Munich at the IAA show.
“The ID. LIFE is our vision of next-generation fully electric urban mobility. The concept car provides a preview of an ID. model in the small car segment that we will be launching in 2025, priced at around 20,000 euros. This means we are making electric mobility accessible to even more people”, says Ralf Brandstätter, CEO of the Volkswagen brand. “In creating the ID. LIFE, we have consistently focused on the needs of younger customers. We believe that, even more so than today, the car of the future will be about lifestyle and personal expression. The customer of tomorrow won’t simply want to get from A to B; they will be much more interested in the experiences that a car can offer. The ID. LIFE is our answer to this.”
Still based on the MEB platform – the same platform used on the production ID.3 and ID.4 – the compact concept confirms the car brand’s plan to release an entry level model by 2025. This particular show car has an estimated range of around 300 miles, thanks to a 57kWh battery pack. It also is the first time that VW have created a front-wheel drive vehicle on the MEB platform.
There’s a couple of additional novel ideas included in this concept car, including the ability to fold down the front seats, to create a bed space! We don’t expect this feature to make it onto the production vehicle. Also, all mirrors have been replaced by cameras, again, something which won’t make it to the final car we’ll see on UK roads.