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2017 Frankfurt Motor Show: Volkswagen I.D. Crozz II EV concept revealed

By David Bonnici, 12 Sep 2017 Events

2017 Frankfurt Motor Show: Volkswagen I.D. Crozz II EV concept revealed

I.D. Cross 2.0 looks a less like a concept; VW announcing the all-electric crossover will enter production in 2020

VOLKSWAGEN has revealed an updated version of its I.D. Crozz concept at Frankfurt and confirmed the all-electric crossover will go into production in 2020 as part of its Strategy 2025 EV roll-out. 

Resplendent in new Hibiscus Red Metallic paint, and highlighted by five-spoke 21-inch alloy wheels, the I.D. Crozz II is more refined than the first concept shown at the Shanghai motor show in April.

It has a newly designed front end with more conventionally shaped LED headlights that provide a taste of its production version. Even so, the Crozz II’s front lights up like a Christmas tree with distinctive daytime running lights forming a strip which extends from the headlamps, running along the grille-less front fascia, to an illuminated VW badge.

Volkswagen says the four-door high-riding coupe will ride on an all-electric 4MOTION all-wheel drive system that is equally at home in a city environment as it is on unpaved trails and will have similar handling properties as the Golf GTI.  

Its electric powertrain will produce 225 kW and capable of a top speed of 180 km/h with a battery range nudging 500kms on one charge.   

Other new features over the original concept include an interactive voice control that can be used to open or close all doors, and to activate or deactivate the fully automated 'I.D. Pilot' mode – which will detect road conditions and obstacles via four laser scanners on the roof as well as utilising radar, ultrasonic sensors, and front and side mounted cameras.

The I.D Crozz will be built on Volkswagen’s new MEB modular platform, which integrates the lithium-ion batteries below the floor space and allows for a new ‘Open Space’ interior with four individual seats that can be moved around and flipped up cinema style to accommodate different loads beyond the 515-litre boot space.

Loading is made easy by voice activated sliding rear doors that fully retract back to the rear, and front doors that open to a 90-degree angle.

Control and infotainment systems include autonomous ready digital dashboard, hovering 10.2-inch central screen, and retractable multi-function steering wheel that can also be operated via voice and gesture control.

The production version of the I.D. Crozz will be part of a family of all-electric MEB-platform based “I.D.” vehicles that’s due to launch from 2019.