The Volkswagen Group is all too busy with their new electric crossover concepts on the Shanghai Auto Show in China; earlier on we saw the Skoda Vision E and the Audi e-tron Sportback., and now it is time for the Volkswagen I.D. Crozz.
The Crozz is the third car out of the I.D. line of concepts, after the I.D. and the I.D. Buzz. I.D. will become a sub-brand name for a series of electric cars based on the MEB platform. Most of these cars will see production in China. The production version of the I.D. Crozz is expected for 2020.
Specifications (concept): an electric motor with 305 horses, a top speed of 180 km/h and a 500 kilometer range. The specs of the Skoda are almost the same, the only difference is that the Skoda is rated at 306 horses, one hp more. That makes not much sense, so perhaps Skoda is just trying to annoy poor old Volkswagen.
The interior looks great, minimalism is the future! A tiny screen in front of the driver with just the absolute necessary information, and a larger but-not too large touch screen int he middle. The steering wheel is angled in a truck-like position. There is no center tunnel. Fabric seats and purple light are ultra hippie. Where is my weed man? Pedals in gray metal.
The screen shows the Clean Air System here, very important in China where there isn’t much clean air, so many automakers are fitting air filters on and over the aircon.
Purple lines in the sunroof. Space out. Seats separated by a purple arm rest. This car is going to be good. The Skoda is clean but a tad too boring, the Audi is just too massive, too ‘Audi’. The Volkswagen however seems about just right.
Beautiful rear lights with a lighted Volkswagen logo.
I.D badge under the Volkswagen badge.
Purple headlights. They are fitted with a “moving eye” system that allows the car to communicate with other cars when in autonomous mode. The lights will also greet the owner when he approaches the vehicle. Totally chill.
Since CarNewsChina continue to ignore the difference between NEDC and EPA range, I will inform that the range of this car is based on NEDC which is very optimistic, and at least 20% more than EPA.
This car has a “promise” of 500 kilometer NEDC! Which it will never achieve.
See my previous comment: https://www.carnewschina.com/2017/04/19/nextev-nio-es8-is-a-surprisingly-normal-electric-suv/comment-page-1/#comment-463163