Volkswagen I.D. CROZZSeptember 12, 2017
The Volkswagen I.D. CROZZ zero emission SUV concept vehicle has been further developed and offers a preview of the production model of 2020.
The electric concept vehicle is part of the electric campaign in which Volkswagen will be expanding its electric car model range – initially with three models from 2020. In 2025 the Volkswagen Brand will be offering 23 all-electric models.
The new I.D. CROZZ is a crossover of an SUV and a four-door coupé, which has been further improved for production.
The zero-emission I.D. CROZZ has an electric 4MOTION all-wheel drive system with one electric motor at the front axle and one at the rear, and torque distribution is controlled via an ‘electric propshaft’. The driving range of the SUV that outputs 225 kW (system power) and boasts a top speed of 112 mph is around 300 miles (NEDC) on one battery charge. The high-performance battery can be charged to 80% of its energy capacity in 30 minutes using a fast-charging system.
An ideal weight distribution between the two axles is achieved by centrally integrating the battery within the I.D. CROZZ and having the two drive system units at the front and rear.
The running gear includes electronically controlled dampers, a new multi-link rear suspension design and also newly developed MacPherson struts.
The I.D. family will extend the Volkswagen model range. In 2020, Volkswagen will launch the compact, all-electric, four-door I.D. in the Golf segment, while launching the I.D. CROZZ in the SUV segment. In addition, the I.D. BUZZ – a re-interpretation of the Volkswagen camper van – will enter the market in 2022. All three I.D. concept cars share the new ‘all-electric architecture’ that was developed as a common platform.
Other characteristics are zero-emission driving ranges up to 600 kilometres, a large amount of space, compact exterior dimensions and digitalisation of all displays and controls. The new ‘vw.OS’ operating system, which enables fast software updates and upgrades, will support each member of the I.D. family – in a way similar to the usual updating methods for smartphones.