- ID Crozz is third member of zero-emission ID family to be shown
- Four-wheel drive SUV has range of more than 300 miles
- Previews part of VW’s range of electric cars, which will go on sale from 2020
Volkswagen’s new electric ID Crozz SUV concept revealed at Shanghai Show
The third electric concept car to be shown by Volkswagen gives a clear idea of just what to expect from the company's range of zero-emission models that will go on sale in three years' time
This new concept is described the company as a CUV (crossover utility vehicle) and said to combine elements of both an SUV and a coupe. So, it has four-wheel drive, a raised ride height and more interior space than the current Tiguan SUV, despite being a slightly smaller car.
From the outside, the distinctive styling of the ID family is obvious, with its C-shaped daytime running lights that frame the headlights formed from five lines of LEDs. The Volkswagen badge, too, is illuminated, and links the two headlights with a line of light across the grille.
Practicality hasn’t been forgotten, either, with the elements of the electric transmission arranged in the floor to allow for a huge variety of possible arrangements for the seats. In addition, the rear seat bases fold up to allow room for a bike to be carried between the front and rear seats, and the doors open to an unusually wide angle, with no pillar between the front and rear doors, which makes it easier to load and unload the car.
A full charge gives a range in excess of 300 miles – as much as on a petrol-engined car – and the ID Crozz can be charged up to 80% capacity from a fast charger in just 30 minutes.
For now, this is clearly just a concept car, but Volkswagen is not shy about the fact that the family of cars it previews will go on sale in 2020. And, it will be a family, with this ID Crozz SUV joining the ID hatchback and ID Buzz (a reimagined VW Microbus) in offering buyers a choice of long-range, fully electric zero-emission cars.