Volkswagen has revealed its new electric all-wheel-drive crossover, the ID Crozz in Shanghai.
The concept from VW is underpinned by the new scalable MEB electric car platform (just like the ID and ID Buzz concepts). Power comes from two electric motors, with one on each axle. The ID Crozz draws its power from an 83 kWh battery, which delivers (75 kW to the front and 150 kW to the rear to give a total of 225 kW to all four wheels, with a top speed of 180 km/h.
And just like Audi’s E-tron Sportback, the range is claimed at 500km and the battery can recharge to 80% in 30 minutes.
Besides the electric powertrain, the ID Crozz is also fully-autonomous. Volkswagen has outfitted the concept with four laser scanners that pop out of the Crozz’s glass roof to allow the car to drive itself, when the driver switches to autonomous driving mode.
Inside the futuristic design includes a 10.2-inch tablet infotainment system and the car comes with features such as an air purification system (a strong selling point for countries such as China).
“If it was ever possible to make a one hundred per cent certain prediction of what the future will look like, it is achieved here. We are showing with the ID Crozz how Volkswagen will be transforming the roadscape from 2020, ” said VW chairman Herbert Diess about the concept.