The Vizzion is driven by a "digital chauffeur" that takes over operation aided by multiple assistance systems. It can adapt to individual preferences through a "virtual host" which communicates with the passengers via speech and gesture commands.
The concept "drives, steers and navigates autonomously in traffic, enabling passengers to freely structure their time during the drive," VW said.
Designers crafted the interior to take full advantage of the added roominess that comes with a fully autonomous self-driving vehicle.
The sedan has a system output of 225 kilowatts (equivalent to 302 hp) and and its 111 kWh lithium-ion batteries enable a driving range of up to 665 km (413 miles) when braking regeneration is factored in. Top speed is 180 kph (112 mph).
VW said the Vizzion demonstrates the "great potential" of its MEB architecture, which it said enables "long driving ranges and maximum space utilization at optimal costs."
It's the fourth I.D. concept from VW brand. The others are the I.D. compact hatchback and I.D. Cross crossover, whose production versions will both go on sale in 2020, and the I.D. Buzz, due in 2022.
VW brand has said it plans to introduce 20 full-electric models by 2025.