VW I.D. Lounge Will Rival Tesla Model X: Launch Set For 2021
VW is developing a 7-seat all-electric SUV for the U.S. and China
Volkswagen is expected to unveil its fifth electric car from the I.D. family – the I.D. Lounge (internal name) – at the Shanghai Auto Show in April 2019.
We already heard about I.D. Lounge in mid-2017 due to a leaked slide, which shows the I.D. AEROe too. Both models are envisioned for the U.S. and China.
“A seven-seat SUV, which goes under the internal working title ID Lounge, will be revealed at the Shanghai motor show in April. It is being developed as a luxurious range-topping model with exterior and interior dimensions similar to the German firm’s new third-generation Touareg.”
Market introduction is expected in 2021 and probably it will be on the maxed MEB platform spec – with 111 kWh battery (biggest in the I.D. concept specs) with two 150 kW electric motors for all-wheel drive.
We assume that range probably could exceed 500 km (310 miles).
Besides I.D. Lounge, Volkswagen will introduce two independent body styles of I.D. Crozz – one a more conventional high-riding SUV and one with a coupé-like profile. We already saw similar tactics with the Audi e-tron and Audi e-tron Sportback.