It seems like Volkswagen wants to change people’s conventional view on electric vehicles being ‘boring’. Volkswagen’s current I.D. lineup already shows that EV's can both practical models and fun vehicles at the same time. Now, they want to add a touch of luxury to EVs by introducing the four-seat I.D. Roomzz SUV concept, and it's got some pretty unique doors.
When it comes to size, the I.D. Roomzz appears to be a large SUV similar to the Touareg or Atlas. However, the underpinning isn’t really anything new. Underneath the body, the electric SUV still uses Volkswagen’s Modular Electric Drive Matrix (MEB) Platform, which underpins all other I.D. models.
It features two electric motors powering the front and rear axles producing a combined output of 302 horsepower. This allows it to go from 0 to 100km/h in just 6.6 seconds and have a regulated top speed of 180 km/h. An 82kWh battery pack gives it a 450 km range based on the WLPT cycle.
Styling wise, the I.D. Roomzz appears to have borrowed styling cues from the smaller, I.D. Crozz concept especially its front fascia and even the red color scheme. One of the biggest differences between the Crozz and Roomzz, aside from the size, would be the roofline. The I.D. Crozz has a more coupe-like roofline while the I.D. Roomzz has the traditional SUV roofline and tailgate. Other visual differences include the two-bar lights up front and a more stylized full-width taillight.
One of the key features of the I.D. Roomzz would have to be its interior, and to get in, you've got to open some very unusual hinged doors. As mentioned earlier, the EV only has four seats, making it similar to a high-end SUV such as the Audi Q8. The front cabin features a full-width digital instrument panel coupled with a square steering wheel. Meanwhile, those in the rear are treated to a lot of space and legroom. In fact, the cabin photo shows that the rear seats can recline close to flat, giving occupants a more comfortable ride. The interior features wood trim and ambient lighting help make it more luxurious.
Volkswagen has announced that the production version of the I.D. Roomzz will go on sale in China in 2021. For now, no other markets were announced, but expect it to be sold in other regions.