Volkswagen is a revised version of the ID Crozz concept car unveiled at the IAA in Frankfurt, confirmed the high-riding crossover will go into production in the year 2020 as an integral part of the German car manufacturer the strategy, by 2025, electric-car offensive.
Originally motor show in April, the latest incarnation of the ID showed on the Shanghai-Crozz receives revised front-end styling, which, according to the Volkswagen brand Chairman, Herbert Diess, bringing it more in line with the final production version than the original concept.
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“Already in 2020, we aim to sell you a 100,000 fully electric Volkswagen [per year]. But this is only the beginning. By 2025, the annual turnover could increase ten-fold, to a million vehicles,” said Diess. The company has already shown that ID-hatchback-and ID-Buzz concepts, which lead to the production of models. Diess, said the new electric-car line-up will be offered in addition to the traditional internal combustion engine and the hybrid-powered Volkswagen models.
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The ID Crozz is a crossover that aims to combine the dynamic lines of a modern sports car, along with the all-terrain capability of a dedicated off-roader. With two conventional front-hinged doors on the front and a pair for cantilever-style doors on the back, it is said to offer the interior on a par with the Tiguan Allspace – a new long version of VW’s best-selling SUV model, with a claimed 515-litres of boot space.
The revised ID Crozz has the same dimensions as the earlier variant: it is 4625mm long, 1891mm wide and 1609mm. The styling update includes revised headlamp graphics with U-shaped LED-projector units and an illuminated horizontal element. It is a wheelbae of 2773mm.
Also, the ID Crozz an additional production appearance, the new 21-inch wheels with wide-base tyres 245/45-profile-tyres all round.
The ID Crozz powered by the same zero-emission powertrain used by the original concept, which housed two electric motors – one mounted in the front axle and a rear axle driven by a 83kWh lithium – ion battery within the floor structure. The front electric motor sends its 101bhp and 103lb ft at the front wheels. The rear unit delivers 201bhp and 228lb ft at the rear wheels, making the car ft for a total output of 302bhp and 332lb torque.
This is 67bhp less than similar dual electric motor set-up presented in the four-wheel-drive ID Buzz, but the 134bhp more than the single electric motor to be used, by the rear-wheel-drive ID hatchback. The ID Crozz is a range of more than 311 miles, 62 is less than the ID of a hatchback and Buzz. No power figures has been revealed, although Volkswagen says it wants to limit the production version is top speed of 112mph.
With its large battery mounted low in the floor structure and the electric motors housed in the axle assemblies front and rear, Volkswagen also claims the I. D. cross has a front-to-rear weight distribution of 48:52 percent. Wolfsburg officials are already talking of the dynamic qualities of the new platform and chassis is a “big difference between handling and comfort”. The I. D. Crozz was built to offer the choice between manual and Autonomous driving modes.
The next installment in the Volkswagen-ID family, it is expected that a large sedan that will be presented is planned, subject to, on the 2018 the Geneva motor show.
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