Jose Altoveros / Volkswagen | September 12, 2017 11:23
Volkswagen I.D. Crozz II concept inches closer to a production
Earlier in the year, Volkswagen revealed their upcoming electric SUV concept called the I.D. Crozz. During Auto Shanghai, where it was first introduced, the I.D. Crozz still looked completely like a concept vehicle. Now, at the currently ongoing Frankfurt International Motor Show, Volkswagen has revealed an updated, more production ready model called the I.D. Crozz II.
The most signifacant change on the new I.D. Crozz II would be its more eye catching color, Hibiscus Red Metallic, contrasted by a silver roof. The wheel arches and lower panels have been finished in black to give the concept a more rugged look.
Design wise, the exterior mostly remains faithful to the original I.D. Crozz which debut earlier. In order to make it appear more production ready, Volkswagen has fitted new, more production-looking headlights, which have a cleaner look than just LED lines running through it. The illuminated Volkswagen logo up front has been retained but is now flanked by body colored trim with a single LED strip running through it.
Moving to its side, one will notice that the I.D. Crozz II does not have a B-pillar. Instead it has a unique door layout, wherein the front opens normally with conventional hinges but the rear being sliding doors. The lack of a B-pillar gives plenty of room inside the cabin for everyone to see. Volkswagen also says that the I.D. Crozz II could come with a voice command which opens the doors.
Powering the I.D. Crozz II is said to be two electric motors, one for each axle which allows it to have an all-wheel drive system. Combined, the two output a total of 302 PS and has a said top speed of 180 km/h. Volkswagen estimates that the I.D. Crozz II has a range of 500 km on a single charge.
Volkswagen's first production electric model, a five-door hatchback is slated for a 2020 debut. Meanwhile, the I.D. Buzz will be joining the line up in 2022. The I.D. Crozz II will likely unveil a production model after the first two.