Volkswagen I.D. Crozz shown at Frankfurt, promises Golf GTI like handling!


The Volkswagen I.D. Crozz is no stranger to us – an all-wheel drive fully-electric SUV packing 302 hp under its belt that is slated for production in 2020. But Volkswagen is not going to let the I.D. Crozz to go under the radar until its launch. At the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA), Volkswagen has shown a further developed zero-emission SUV along with additional technical details.

For starters, the design now resembles the production model a little more with its clearer front and rear end as well as redesigned LED headlamps. Outside, the show car is painted in Hibiscus Red Metallic with a contrasting black roof to highlight its masculine appeal.

For the first time, we can have a clearer illustration of the cabin which opens up through the large swinging and sliding doors. It appears that the I.D. Crozz seats four and will get two large LCD displays – one for the driver and one on the passenger side.

As reported previously, the I.D. Crozz will feature fully autonomous driving tech called the “I.D. Pilot” mode. Now, besides activating through the VW logo on the steering wheel, drivers can activate the auto pilot by voice command. The new voice assistant will even open and close the doors when you tell it to!

Motivation comes from two electric motors – one on each axle – to send 302 hp to all four-corners and boasts a top speed of 180 km/h. The I.D. Crozz is said to be able to cover 500 km on a single charge. When plugged into a fast-charging system (150 kW DC power), the battery pack can be charged to 80 percent capacity (from zero) in just 30 minutes.

Besides that, thanks to clever packaging of the battery pack, engineers are able to achieve an ideal weight distribution for the SUV, promising handlining characteristics on par with a Golf GTI. The front axles will get newly developed MacPherson struts while the rear axle gets a new multi-link suspension design.

The Volkswagen I.D. Crozz is scheduled to go into production in 2020 followed by the all-electric Kombi Van in 2022. Both vehicles will contribute to Volkswagen’s pledge to sell one million electric vehicles annually by 2025


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Volkswagen I.D. Crozz at Frankfurt

Volkswagen I.D. Crozz Concept

 


Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

He believes that the perfect remedy to Monday blues is a mixture of 4 wheels, clear roads and a pinch of twisty tarmac. A hot hatch is the icing on the cake.
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