Friday, October 01, 2021

VW ID-Life Concept; live photos...













While I am still not a big fan of the design, I really like the features and packaging of the VW ID-Life Concept we saw a few weeks ago.

I do appreciate the simplicity and the "back to basics" feel of the design. But 1% personality would be nice too. Plus, this doesn't say VW in any way.
Inside, the concept really looks like one of these handmade kit cars from the '70s. Not so basic as the Brubaker Box, but almost.

I love the fact that all seats fold flat, which would make this a fantastic camping companion.
All that wood will probably have to go in the production version, but it does look quite nice and original.
I love the 4 doors convertible look. Let's hope that becomes an option in the real thing.

Although current ID models do not offer a "Frunk", the ID Life does. Not very large, but better than nothing. The softcover also looks great (although probably not the safest thing)
And the small secondary space upfront is genius.

Two things I would not want in the production models are the ridiculous "yoke" and the huge video screen.
Otherwise, VW could really have something great here. 


As a reminder, this was the interior of the 2016 ID Concept. Which became the ID 3 a few years later.
As we know, the ID 3 production interior looks nothing like this.

So, who knows what the production ID-Life will actually look like.

All we know for sure is that it's coming in 2025. Will have a 250 miles range in the European cycle (not much by 2025).
It should start at under $25 000 before incentives and is even considered for the US.
Which would make it incredibly cheap after incentives.
The ID Life Concept is about the size of a Honda Fit.

I think this could be a good option for so many people...






 

6 comments:

Doug said...

Obviously that frunk design is impractical. It just wouldn't work to have to open and leave open the whole frunk lid to charge the car. Nice electrical sockets pointed straight towards the sky.

Anonymous said...

Nice Audi A1.

Fart said...

https://topelectricsuv.com/news/volkswagen/vw-id2-x-return-of-cross-polo/

Look at the last photo. It will be called ID.2

Fart said...

Meant 4th photo.

R. M. Eller said...

Gives me VW Thing vibes with the removable roof panels, I hope that makes into production.

Adrian said...

nothing about this says "VW"... they could have done so much better. Boring shape, weird proportions and the front end is too tall (is this to meet pedestrian safety standards?)

the frunk opening for power and cord storage is interesting but completely impractical.. what do you do in rain/snow?

at one point, some company will come up with a vacuum cleaner-like retractable cord.... that would be interesting :)

interesting wood trim on the interior, nice to look at (like modern furniture) but completely impractical.. wouldn't want to hit that knees first in an accident.