Fresh images of the all-electric Volkswagen ID hatch, showing the car in a bold camouflage livery, have leaked online a day before reservations for the new machine open.
The images, which come from a leaked video and were captured by Golf-sized ID will remain largely faithful to the 2016 concept, as the new images show.
The director of Volkswagen Design, Klaus Bischoff, previously told Autocar: “The proportions, the design cues and the wheel size are the same as the concept. It looks like the show car. We couldn’t do the camera-system rear-view mirrors for legal reasons, nor the electric door handles due to cost. But other than that, it’s pretty much the same.”
The first pre-production prototypes rolled off lines in April 2018, giving engineers a 16-month window in which to complete the car's development.
Volkswagen boss Herbert Diess revealed that these prototypes would also be used in an "intensive start-up phase", which started last September.
The first definitive examples of the ID are due to be produced in November 2019. Customer sales will kick off in Britain at the start of 2020 at what Diess said would be a price "comparable to a diesel model".