Volkswagen has announced the third of it’s I.D. concept vehicles, the Crozz.
The Volkswagen I.D. Crozz, as with the other I.D. concepts, is an all-electric vehicle with a similar design language to its siblings. As we know, Volkswagen have been paving the way towards an electric future. From 2020 onwards, they will be launching a new generation of fully electric, fully connected cars.
When the Volkswagen I.D. concept was revealed in Autumn last year, we were given information about an electric platform that would power all of VW’s future electric models. Earlier this year, we were shown the nostalgia-inducing Volkswagen I.D. Buzz, a throwback to the original VW Camper Van. Now, VW have shown us their most realistic, and perhaps most useful…… the I.D. Crozz brings another form factor to the electric concept range that Volkswagen has planned for 2020.
The Crozz gives a clear indication of VW’s future. It offers safety, space and an emotional design while also showing off the future of mobility. Zero emissions with a 310 mile range (a competitor for the Tesla Model X then!). It is a true every day car with the four-wheel-drive system offering more than 300bhp.
“It is a smartphone on wheels.”
HERBERT DIESS – VOLKSWAGEN
The car connects with the driver via smartphone and loads preferred settings such as seating position, music and temperature. It is always online, up to date and ready for a wide range of digital services.
Of course, the I.D. Crozz will be capable of completely autonomous driving – something that is needed to compete with other carmakers – and important information will be projected on to the road using augmented reality.
Press images show the car with a standard front door and a sliding back door to improve comfort when entering and exiting the car. The interior removes all buttons and switches, replacing them with a completely touchscreen centre console.
A large luggage capacity is expected thanks to the all-electric platform and the concept images show the car as having a four-seat layout – both the front and rear rows have a centre armrest. The rear seats can be folded up – similar to a cinema seat – to improve luggage space.
Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen Brand said, “[The Crozz] is not only a vision. Essentially, this is the car we will build and sell in about three years.” It’s clear that Volkswagen want to create and announce their full all-electric range before launching them in 2020. If we get a new I.D. model announced every 3-6 months (one at every major motor show), then we will have seen the 9-12 Volkswagen I.D. models that are expected to be launched in, or around, 2020.