Frankfurt 2017: Volkswagen debuts refreshed ID Crozz II concept

VW I.D. Crozz II zero emission SUV set for 2020 launch

VW I.D. Crozz II zero emission SUV set for 2020 launch

Moving to its side, one will notice that the I.D. Crozz II does not have a B-pillar.

On the outside the Volkswagen I.D. Crozz concept retains its SUV/ four-door coupe styling, but the front and rear have been updated so they are closer to what we'll see on the production version. It will inspire a production model which will fall into Volkswagen's goal of introducing 23 electric vehicles by 2025, with this SUV set to arrive by around 2020.

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 of the I.D Crozz as VW will like to call it is as Open Space. The menu provides information on the quality of the air in the auto and on the system's current activity. It will also feature the CleanAir system that has been newly developed by Volkswagen.

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.

Other automakers have been aggressively committing to electric vehicles, with Volvo and Aston Martin both committing to abandon gas-only vehicles by the next decade. Top speed is a claimed 180 km/h, while overall range on a full charge goes up to 500 km on the NEDC cycle. It gets high-performance battery which can be charged to 80% of its energy capacity in 30 minutes using a fast-charging system. That is because the Volkswagen brand is accelerating into this new era by developing a new generation of innovative electric vehicles - the I.D.2, I.D.

By locating the battery in the centre of the I.D. Crozz with a motor at each driven axle, the company says attains "an ideal weight distribution" which gives the EV crossover concept handling characteristics on par with that of a Golf GTI.

Suspension is taken care of by a new multi-link set-up with MacPherson struts and electronically controlled dampers.

Dr Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management said that "The Volkswagen Brand will be investing 6 billion euros in electric mobility over the next five years".

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