Volkswagen has just unveiled a zero-emission concept Crossover Utility Vehicle (CUV), the Volkswagen I.D. Crozz. Marrying the practicality of an SUV and the styling of a coupe, Volkswagen’s new CUV concept will go into production by 2020 as part of a new range of avant-garde electric vehicles.
Unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show 2017, the I.D. Crozz is expected to deliver 302 hp to all four corners, effectively making this an all-wheel drive (AWD) SUV. It boasts a top speed of 180 km/h and can cover up to 500 km in 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.
Volkswagen is also looking to fit the I.D. Crozz with fully autonomous driving tech called the “I.D. Pilot” mode. All the driver needs to do is hold the VW badge on the steering wheel for three seconds and the car will go into autopilot. Much like a smartphone on wheels, the I.D. Crozz comes with fully digital instrument cluster and controls. It even relays some of the driving data to the driver via Augmented Reality.
The I.D. Crozz features Volkswagen’s “Electric Mobility DNA” design language that can be characterised by its C-shaped LED daytime running lights, variably controlled LED headlights that changes in design to communicate with other road users and slim LED tail lamps.
The I.D. electric car range will shape Volkswagen’s next generation brand strategy that encompasses four pillars of innovation: Smart Sustainability, Intuitive Usability, Connected Community and Automated Driving. The I.D. Crozz will also play a role in Volkswagen’s aim to sell one million electric vehicles annually by 2025.