Volkswagen’s portfolio of electric cars is expanding, with more models coming out for pre-production testing. The latest of these is the production version of Volkswagen’s ID. Crozz SUV slated to debut in 2020.
The ID.4 is underpinned by Volkswagen’s MEB EV architecture that also does duty under the ID.3 hatchback. Volkswagen also unveiled the ID. Space Vizzion concept wagon at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show.
Volkswagen has chosen not to continue with the swoopy roofline of the ID.4's concept form, instead adopting a conventional crossover silhouette.
Since all the new EVs from the German carmaker are based on the same platform, they will likely sport identical drivetrains. We can safely say that the ID.4 will get its power from either a single motor sitting over the front axle, or an available dual-motor setup powering both axles for an AWD layout.
The test mule spied driving in snowy conditions is most probably an AWD version of the ID.4. It looks quite conventional, displaying none of the quirky design elements that differentiate modern EVs from gas-guzzling cars. Four doors, strong shoulder line, raised rear end, sleek front fascia, and wide wheel arches come together to make a commanding crossover. Although compact in proportions, the lack of an engine up front means that the EV will sport more interior space compared to its conventional rivals of the same segment.
Volkswagen will offer the SUV with two battery packs offering different driving range. 62-kWh and 82-kWh battery packs are available, the latter of which will offer close to 480km of driving range. The 82-kWh pack also featured aboard the Vizzion wagon concept.
The Volkswagen ID. Crozz concept has spawned the ID.4, coming in as the second electric model after the ID.3 hatchback.
The European electric crossover will debut in production by the end of 2021 as a 2022 model. Volkswagen will introduce the ID. range for Middle Eastern markets with the ID.3 hatchback, followed by the ID.4. The company hasn’t announced an official release date yet. In all likelihood, the ID.3 will arrive in the region by the end of 2020 as a 2021 model.
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