Volkswagen ID. Phaeton 2022: specs and on-sale date

The next Volkswagen Phaeton will be an electric luxury car to rival the Mercedes S-Class

Volkswagen's ambitions in the luxury-car market will centre on an electric model based on the ID. Vizzion concept from the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. 

The as-yet-unnamed model will effectively pick up where the Phaeton – which was axed in 2015 – left off. Aimed at the Tesla Model S as much as the Mercedes S-Class, it’ll be the flagship model for the whole Volkswagen range, which is why the company has chosen to make it an electric model.

Despite the size of the car – more than five metres long – it'll be based on the same MEB platform as other smaller models from the ID. family. As a result, Volkswagen will be able to sell versions of the car with a variety of different battery capacities. Four-wheel drive will be a possibility, as the platform can accommodate motors at the front and rear. 

The construction should also mean there's a huge amount of space inside – something considered by many as a luxury in itself.

However, other details are few and far between. All we know is that this ID. will follow the five-door ID.3 hatchback and ID. Crozz SUV – which are expected to go on sale in 2020 – on to the market in 2022.

That's the same year that the ID. Buzz microbus is expected to appear, with the ID. Roomzz set to launch in 2024 in the Chinese market only.

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