Wolfsburg is investing six billion euros (26 billion dirhams) into electric mobility over the next five years, with a push away from diesel. Volkswagen has already committed to launching the I.D. compact hatchback in the Golf segment in 2020 with an all-electric drivetrain, and in 2022 this will be followed by the I.D. Buzz which is a modern reinterpretation of the company’s iconic Bulli, or Samba Bus, or T2, or Bus…
Now at the Frankfurt motor show we have seen the third model in the I.D. family that is green-lit for production in the shape of the I.D. Crozz crossover.
Volkswagen says it’s a blend of an SUV and a four-door coupe, decked in Hibiscus Red Metallic paint on the show floor a wide bonnet, sculpted wings, sloping roof, and distinctive LED headlights displaying a signature Volkswagen light graphic.
It is just one of 23 all-electric models that the brand is planning by the year 2025, and the I.D. Crozz sits on the company’s all-wheel drive electric architecture with a driving range of 500 kilometers and 200 system horsepower. Volkswagen says you’ll be able to juice up 80 per cent of the battery in 30 minutes using a fast-charging system.
By centrally placing the battery pack in the floor the crossover has ideal weight distribution front to rear, and Volkswagen even makes handling comparisons to its lauded Golf GTI hot hatch.
The interior is freed up due to the electric drivetrain and features lots of open space and a versatile seating arrangement, although some highly concept-like features such as the pillarless windows and sliding doors might not make it to production.