Volkswagen quickly became the centre of discussion after it launched its exclusive electric lineup ID. Among the few models that have been announced so far by VW is the ID. Crozz, an SUV with a fully electric powertrain.

Recent spy shots by Auto Express suggests that the company has begun testing the SUV. Reports suggest that it is slated to hit the showrooms in 2021, around 12 months after the I.D. hatchback goes on sale. The prototype that has been spotted is a testing platform for the company’s all-new SUV drivetrain and MEB underpinnings.

Upob its introduction, the I.D. Crozz boasted of notable features including voice-controlled security system which would unlock the car when owners say “wake up”.

For testing purposes, Volkswagen has disguised the SUV with Tiguan’s body that has been stretched over the I.D. Crozz’s larger chassis, hence the skewed proportions, thicker sills, and bulbous charging socket in place of a fuel filler cap.

Volkswagen first showcased the I.D. Crozz at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show which was quickly revised in time for the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, providing better design, powertrain, and detailing than the previously rough silhouette. Apart from that, the company also included the new 4Motion all-wheel-drive system along with an electric prop shaft.

Since this mule is cloaked with Tiguan’s body, the best guess we can make is from Volkswagen’s Frankfurt concept of 2017. The revised edition showcased at the time got 21-inch alloy wheels, rugged exterior plastics and a new pair of LED lights that were said to be “more representative of those in a production car.”

For testing purposes, Volkswagen has disguised the SUV with Tiguan’s body that has been stretched over the I.D. Crozz’s larger underpinnings.

At its introduction, the ID. Crozz was introduced with a host of notable features including voice-controlled security system which would unlock the car when owners say “wake up”. It also featured five Smart Lights, activated through voice command along with a gesture-controlled illuminated panoramic roof. Conventional rear view mirrors on the model were replaced by rear-view cameras which relay their feeds to the car’s infotainment system.

We are not clear if these technologies are bound for the final iteration, but production ready test-mules and teaser images are likely to follow soon.