Unveiled at the 2021 Munich Auto Show today, the Volkswagen ID. LIFE is basically the classic microbus turned futuristic urban electric vehicle. Starting from the outside, it features a horizontal division between the body, glass surfaces and roof, giving it a purist appearance, while a removable roof made of air chamber textile lends an open-air feeling. This EV is essentially based on a smaller variant of the company’s modular electric drive matrix (MEB) developed specially for the small car segment. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Power comes from a single electric motor generating 230-horsepower and 214 pound-feet of torque, enabling it to hit 62 mph in 6.9 seconds, with a maximum driving range of 249-miles on a single charge using the WLTP cycle in Europe. Step inside, and you’ll discover that the cabin can be transformed into a movie theater, lounge, or even a gaming den, when you’re not driving.
- The London bus comes with an array of brick-built details, including large windows, bright red curved bodywork, panoramic windshield, specially made standard-tread tires and a destination sign
- Interior details include worn look seating, open rear boarding deck with a hand pole, ticket bin, fire extinguisher and a half-spiral staircase that leads to the sightseeing deck
- Choose your favorite decade with the miniature, reversible Transit advertising posters, featuring a 1950S or present day London promotion
- This 6174047 is scaled for shelf display alongside other models in the LEGO Creator Expert vehicle series
- Measures over 7" (18cm) high, 13" (34cm) long and 5" (13cm) wide
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. 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,” said Ralf Brandstätter, CEO of the Volkswagen brand.