Shanghai: Volkswagen debuts I.D. Crozz concept

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Volkswagen I.D. CROZZ

Volkswagen has debuted its zero emissions I.D. Crozz concept at the Shanghai motor show. The four-door I.D. Crozz is a crossover SUV concept model, and joins the I.D. hatchback which debuted in Paris last year, and the I.D. Buzz electric camper van concept shown in Detroit in January.

The zero-emissions I.D. Crozz will target a 310-mile range, which goes a long way to ensuring it will be suitable for most driving requirements. Featuring all-wheel drive, driven from two electic motors, the I.D. Crozz has a fully autonomous mode which is activated by holding down the VW badge on the steering wheel for three seconds.

The concept’s electric powertrain is capable of producing 300hp and a top speed of over 110mph. According to Volkswagen, the battery can be charged from flat to 80% in 30 minutes when using a fast-charging system at 150kW DC power.

Technological innovation is extended beyond the powertrain. Information is projected into the driver’s field of vision by augmented reality, while gesture control is used to activate the light shade in the transparent sunroof.

The I.D. Crozz is more compact than the new Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace, but provides a similar amount of space inside. This is achieved by positioning the suspension and drivetrain to the corners of the vehicle and integrating the battery into the floor. In the cabin, fold-up rear seats and wide-opening electric doors offer further flexibility when it comes to space.

A production version of the I.D. Crozz is scheduled to arrive in 2020.

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Katharine Morgan

Katharine graduated from university in 2016 with a degree in Classics. She contributes to both The Car Expert and The Van Expert and manages their social media accounts.

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