This one is closer to production than the initial version.
Volkswagen originally introduced the I.D. Crozz in April at Auto Shanghai and now it’s about to unveil a slightly updated version that will switch from the bland silver paint to a more eye-catching red shade. For the moment, we only have a teaser design sketch revealing some of the changes the fully electric concept has gone through. Spoiler alert: there aren’t that many.
VW I.D. Crozz
The LED headlights now come with different graphics that make them look like illuminated flowers whereas the first I.D. Crozz had a simpler look with several horizontal lines. This time around, it appears the company’s logo no longer lights up and is flanked by a black piece of trim instead of the body-colored strip of its predecessor.
VW’s designers have also made some tweaks to the front bumper and it now hosts a full-width silver fin sitting above a more prominent one finished in red. We can also catch a glimpse of the side profile lacking regular door handles and equipped with the same door-mounted cameras instead of conventional mirrors. The rear end isn’t being shown, but we are expecting some discreet taillight modifications and perhaps a resculpted bumper.
Technical specifications have not been provided and there is a good chance the hardware will be carried over from the first I.D. Crozz pictured above. It had two electric motors good for a combined output of 302 horsepower (225 kilowatts), granting the concept with a top speed of 112 mph (180 kph). Promising to deliver GTI-like levels of handling, VW’s first take on the zero-emissions crossover came with a big 81-kWh battery incorporated into the floor and with enough energy for 311 miles (500 kilometers), according to the New European Driving Cycle, which probably translates to something like 240 miles/385km of real world/EPA range.
The updated I.D. Crozz will premiere on September 12 at the Frankfurt Motor Show where VW will also have on display the new Polo, T-Roc, and the Amarok Aventura Exclusive concept. The I.D. Crozz will be the first of the I.D. brands to arrive in the US in 2020/2021, while the sedan comes to Europe initially in 2019.
Press blast below:
Volkswagen at IAA 2017: Preview of the further developed I.D. CROZZ
- New version's design points more towards a production model
Volkswagen is advancing the development of a new generation of innovative electric vehicles and will be presenting a further developed version of the I.D. CROZZ next week at the IAA (International Motor Show, 12-24 September 2017) in Frankfurt (D).
The redesigned concept car is based on the all-electric architecture and is characterised by a clean, powerful design. The front and rear end designs, in particular, point more in the direction of a production model. Also defining its styling are the wide bonnet with the front wings contoured in large radii and the roof whose exterior surface is finished in high-gloss black. The highly contemporary SUV look continues into the interior thanks to its compact electric drive and integration of its lithium-ion battery in the vehicle floor, which results in an ‘open space' – a lounge-like spatial concept with four variable individual seats.