Frankfurt – Volkswagen I.D. Crozz EV ‘close to production’

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The latest version of the Volkswagen I.D. Crozz, unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show, is a further major pillar of the group’s electric strategy that will see some six billion Euros of investment in the next five years.

The I.D. Crozz is a four-door SUV/coupe crossover model and was first shown at the Shanghai event in April – the latest version boasts revised front and rear styling which is considered to more closely replicate that of the production version set to launch in 2020.

The interior has also been redeveloped, making the most of the lacks of central door pillars (B-pillars) to create what Volkswagen describes as ‘a superior amount of space and highly versatile seating concept.’

‘Golf-like’ handling

The car boasts all-wheel-drive, using two electric motors, one mounted on the front axle and one on the rear. The battery pack is incorporated low between the axles which the car’s creators say gives it handling characteristics comparable to a Golf GTI hatchback.

Total power is 306hp, top speed 111mph and Volkswagen quotes a range between charges of 310 miles. The battery pack can be charged to 80 per cent capacity in 30 minutes using a fast-charger system.

The I.D. Crozz will launch alongside the I.D. compact car in 2020, and will be followed by the I.D. Buzz in 2022 – this car a modern version of the brand’s famed Kombi camper van. All three share the same electric platform that is critical to Volkswagen’s electric strategy – the Frankfurt show has also seen the unveiling of ‘Roadmap E’, a group-wide electric strategy described as the most comprehensive in the global automotive industry and promising 80 new electric vehicles by 2025.

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Andrew Charman

Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Car Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.

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