Volkswagen took the wraps off its snazzy all new all-electric crossover which it prefers to call as the I.D. Crozz. However, what we have now is a car that look nearer to production than the I.D. Crozz concept that the company had showed off in April.
So things are toned down a bit, with none of the extravagance usually associated with concept prototypes showcased during auto shows. The rear and sides have been optimised for ease of production while the headlights too have been worked upon to make it more apt for real-world application.
The interior though continues to be largely the same and exudes an air of futuristic design while still keeping it simplistic enough. Things seem to have a floating affect to it, which applies to the seating or the dashboard. Adding to the airy feels is the completely flat floor along with the rear door that slide backwards to open.
In fact, with the missing B pillar and both door open, you have a huge wide area to enter or exit the vehicle. Even the steering wheel collapses and merges with the dashboard when the car is driving on its own, freeing up more space in the process.
Also, electric vehicle are all about range and ease with which it recharges it batteries. And the new ID CroZZ excels on both these counts. Hard core specs aren’t available at the moment but Volkswagen said the car will be good for 500 kms on a single charge and will be able to recharge 80 percent of its energy within just 30 mins when plugged to a high power output.
Further, the electric crossover will churn out the power equivalent of 301 horses and is capable of a top whack of 180 kmph. There is a motor each on the front and rear axles and power is fed to all four wheels via a 4MOTION AWD system. The setup is also said to have been tweaked for optimum performance on even wet and slippery surfaces, with the torque distribution handles by an electric propshaft.
The ID Crozz is slated for a launch in 2020 and is expected to hit streets two years later. The car forms part of the initial 3 car line-up that Volkswagen is said to be readying for launch around 2020, before expanding the all-electric offering to 23 vehicles by 2025.