By on November 7, 2019

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First off, this writer can’t speak enough to the grossness of purposely misspelled words, and that goes for recording artists who hate vowels in their name, too.

With that out of the way, there’s wagon news to share. Volkswagen, whose electric MEB platform is slated to underpin a wide variety of future models, has revealed its latest creation: the ID. Space Vizzion, an all-electric long-roof that will one day make its way to America.

Wagons, of course, are a rare sight on U.S. roads, so any new product planned in this bodystyle gets extra attention from the motoring press — every last one of whom owns at least two wagons.

Sounding like a 1990s JDM van, the Space Vizzion will make its public debut at the L.A. Auto Show later this month. It’s the seventh ID.-badged model to emerge since VW embraced electrification with the enthusiasm of a child greeting a drafted father returning home from Vietnam.

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Riding atop the same MEB platform as the others, the Space Vizzon “combines the aerodynamic characteristics of a Gran Turismo with the spaciousness of an SUV,” VW claims, which is another way of saying this vehicle is a wagon. Certainly, the vehicle’s long, flowing flanks out-style other models in the ID. stable.

Up front, a diamond honeycomb fascia with hidden lights ties the model to other contemporary VW products, as well as other ID. models. The automaker boasts of a slippery drag coefficient, without giving a number. Speaking of numbers, one spec is more important than others when dealing with gas-free vehicles: range.

Buyers needn’t worry about running low on juice too long after embarking on future road trips, as VW cites a max range of 300 miles on the EPA cycle.

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As the provided images show, Volkswagen has an airport TV-sized flatscreen planned for the center of the Space Vizzion’s dash. We’ll have to wait and see how the production version differs from the renderings. Faux leather upholstery comes by way of the byproduct of apple juice production.

With North American availability already confirmed, a production version of the Space Vizzion will appear in 2021, by which time we’ll be talking about the imminent arrival of the ID. Buzz microbus and ID. Crozz crossover. Whether the model will gain a dual-motor, all-wheel drive variant is unknown, but it seems a strong possibility.

[Images: Volkswagen Group]

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