Production-Bound, All-Electric Volkswagen I.D. Crozz II Reviewed – Video

1 month ago by Mark Kane 22

The second version of the Volkswagen I.D. Crozz concept was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show last month, and now Autogefühl has had a chance to get up close and personal with the EV, as well as talk with the head of VW design Klaus Bischoff.

New Volkswagen I.D. CROZZ

The I.D. Crozz II concept is reportedly not far from the upcoming production model, which is planned for a US introduction first – likely in 2020 (according to this leaked VW slide).

Autogefühl takes us through an exterior and interior presentation as only it can (very slowly, with lots of detail – something we really appreciate), as well as providing insights from Klaus Bischoff…all in one of the shortest episodes to date at just under 30 minutes.

For us, the exterior looks promising, although things like the door automation, autonomous driving features and interior solutions probably still need a lot of development before will be ready for the prime time.

Quick specs:

  • 225 kW system output, double motor, all-wheel drive (75 kW / 140 Nm front and 150 kW / 310 Nm rear)
  • 83 kWh battery for some 500 km (310 miles) NEDC range (think 225-250 miles/360-400km in the real world/EPA estimated)
  • 30-minute recharge using CCS Combo

Hat tip to MTN Ranger!

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22 responses to "Production-Bound, All-Electric Volkswagen I.D. Crozz II Reviewed – Video"

  1. Alaa says:

    As soon as I read 2020 I stopped.

    1. Mark.ca says:

      You do realize that’s about olny 2 years away, right?

      1. Alaa says:

        I have a feeling that VW will not be around by then!

        1. serial anti tesla troll thomas says:

          Haha before “VW will not be around by then” Tesla will not be around because they cannot burn 1 Billion $ every year. At some point the Tesla investors will realise that they can put billions into Tesla but Tesla will never make appropriate Profit.
          My prediction for Q3 -460 mio $.

          1. Michael Will says:

            Yeah just like amazon had to declare bankruptcy just about 10 years ago just before it really took off. Not.

        2. Viking79 says:

          VW makes 10+ million vehicles a year. They will be around in 2 years.

          1. dinhh68 says:

            “VW makes 10+ million vehicles a year”. 10 million ICE cars. 10 EVs?!

            1. Mark.ca says:

              It’s a business, the goal is to make the most money possible. I’m frustrated with them too but understand why they are doing it.

            2. john Doe says:

              They sell around 1000 a month in Norway of the e-golf.. so 33 a day, 7 days a week.

        3. john Doe says:

          I have a feeling you have to study what is really going on.

          Check this one out, and then think about your comment.

          https://www.iea.org/publications/freepublications/publication/GlobalEVOutlook2017.pdf

          Check page 51, for EV market share – and see how small the EV market really is.
          With maybe Norway as an exception.. due to no taxes an EVs and insane taxes on ICE cars.

    2. Viking79 says:

      I like the look a lot more than Tesla, and price sounds great for base RWD version, about 40k euros. I really like the vehicle.

  2. Rich says:

    I sorta like the concept. The LED headlights are sharp. I like the rear doors. They are a major improvement over suicide doors. I hope the roof line doesn’t slope as dramatically in the back. It kills the utility of the vehicle. The nose is very square and high. It needs more slope to provide better visibility. The seating position needs to be higher.

  3. Tim Miser says:

    83 kWh battery and recharge in 30 minutes? That can’t be right can it?

    1. needa says:

      Proabbly a 150 miles in that time kinda thing. Like Tesla.

  4. Pjwood1 says:

    Car is filled with so many things that you just know won’t make production, that you almost have to call it another cocept.

    1. Pjwood1 says:

      …concept

    2. Dav8or says:

      Yep. It’s just a concept. I really like the back end. I hope it stays as is. The front is very VW, so to me that means absolutely ho-hum boring. Not much interesting up front and just making the badges light up doesn’t cut it.

      The interior is ridiculous. Almost nothing in there will make production. 21″ wheels?? Is there some kind of size competition or something? Why are people obsessed with enormous bling wheels? These ones belong on a bright metallic green and purple ’98 Buick Regal in the ‘hood.

      All the manufacturers also need to stop calling these kinds of concepts CUVs and SUVs. They’re just not. They’re hatchback cars that are too high off the ground.

  5. wavelet says:

    It’ll be interesting to see whether it makes to production with so many of the concept-like features… I suspect they’ll lose that laser-engraved glass roof, for example.

    I also seriously dislike capacitive buttons. Nothing gives as good feedback as standard mechanical switches, and well-designed will outlast the vehicle (except in Italian or French cars (-: ) . A car is not like a phone, where the variety of apps makes flexible interfaces a must — there’s no reason for the basic functions one uses daily to change. I certainly don’t want things like windows to open via capacitive buttons — it’ll happen by accident far to easily.

    Also, what’s with the lack of fully-mechanical door handles? Surely that’s a safety issue? Why not just have flush ones if they’re that critical to aerodynamics?

  6. Derek says:

    In VW-time, 2 years will be 2023.

  7. needa says:

    THIS! This is what I have been waiting for. A car maker that doesn’t have the luxury to put out vehicles that are always going to be in the shop.

    I just did a $250 280k mile tune-up to the ol’ Rav4 over the last couple of days. She should last me a couple more years now. Can’t wait.

  8. dinhh68 says:

    wow! another 2016VaporTeslaModelxKillerWare! love it!

  9. windbourne says:

    Hmmm.
    What is 0-100?
    and what is the $?
    Somebody in the comments claims $40K,but I doubt that in light of the fact that e-golf is 125 MPC, and is $31K for a STRIPPED cheap vehicle.

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