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Volkswagen, at this week’s Frankfurt motor show, has confirmed that a production version of its all-electric ID Crozz SUV concept will be revealed in 2020 alongside the emissions-free, four-door ID small car.
The concept's styling is a mix between an SUV and a four-door coupe, according to the brand, with the ID Crozz’ design highlighted by a wide bonnet, cleanly contoured wings and roof with a high-gloss black exterior finish.
The new models sleek and slender LED headlight design is also likely to make its way into the production version, according to Volkswagen.
The interior features an “Open Space” concept with a large cabin with a versatile seating arrangement.
The B-pillars have been omitted in the ID Crozz so the large swing-open and sliding doors can be opened wide enough to accommodate the transport of a bicycle
The ID Crozz also showcases Volkswagen's new CleanAir system that ensures an unpolluted supply of air in the interior regardless of ambient conditions. The new German crossover even has a menu that provides information on the quality of the air in the car.
Equipped with a new voice assistant, the ID Crozz can open or close its doors with a voice command and vocal instructions can be used to activate or deactivate the fully automated driving mode, 'I.D. Pilot'.
Underpinning the ID Crozz is a zero-emissions, all-wheel-drive 4Motion set-up, with an electric motor powering the front and rear axle each for a total system output of 225kW.
Torque distribution is controlled via an “electric propshaft”, effectively a system that can direct power to the front, rear or both motors when needed.
The German auto giant will also commit almost $A9 billion in electric vehicle (EV) technology development over the next five years.
The high-performance battery can be charged to 80 per cent of its energy capacity in 30 minutes using a fast-charging system.
An ideal weight distribution between the two axles is achieved by centrally integrating the battery within the ID Crozz and having the two drive system units at the front and rear.
The German auto giant will also commit almost $A9 billion in electric vehicle (EV) technology development over the next five years, with the ID family extending Volkswagen’s model range and forming a key part of its electric mobility future.
Shown alongside the ID Crozz and ID2 concept vehicles in Frankfurt, the ID Buzz – a re-interpretation of the legendary Volkswagen Bulli (Kombi) – will then follow in 2022.
All three ID concept cars share the ground-breaking 'all-electric architecture' that was developed as a common platform and a completely new and avant-garde design.
Volkswagen Brand board of management chairman Dr Herbert Diess said the company would invest in electric mobility “to make modern technology available to many people”.
By 2025, Volkswagen expects to be marketing 23 all-electric models.