Initially unveiled at Auto Shanghai, the Volkswagen I.D. Crozz concept will be making an appearance at the Frankfurt Motor Show—but this time we’ll be seeing a version that’s much closer to the production model. This 100% electric SUV, the brand’s first, is expected to hit the market in 2020.
The concept vehicle is built on Volkswagen’s all-new Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB) platform, which the group’s upcoming electric vehicles will be built on. Currently, three other concept models use it, including the e-Bus BUDD-e launched in 2016, the I.D. concept presented at the Paris Motor Show in 2016, and the I.D. Buzz unveiled at the most recent Detroit Motor Show.
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Style-wise, a few updates have been made since the first concept came out. The differences are mostly noticeable in the front and rear. The vehicle is equipped with a pair of electric motors: a 75-kW mill powering the front wheels and a 150-kW mill for the rear wheels. They’re claiming that the vehicle will have about 500 kilometres of range, which would be great from a 83-kWh battery.
Volkswagen has ambitious plans for electrifying its lineup and has set a target to sell one million electric vehicles worldwide by 2025.