Previewed with a teaser a couple of weeks ago, the Volkswagen ID. ROOMZZ concept made its global debut at Auto Shanghai 2019. It signals a large electric SUV that the German automaker plans to sell in China starting in 2021 and soon after in other markets including North America.
Standing five metres long, the ID. ROOMZZ is the biggest member of the ID. family of zero-emission vehicles. Styling is very much in line with the five previous concepts and actually quite similar to the smaller ID. CROZZ. Once again, Volkswagen’s modular electric drive platform known as MEB is used.
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With its 82-kWh battery, the Volkswagen ID. ROOMZZ concept offers a range of up to 450 kilometres according to the global WLTP cycle (possibly closer to 400 kilometres in North America). It can be recharged to 80 percent of its capacity in about 30 minutes via a fast charging system with 150-kW current.
As for power, two electric motors can continuously drive both axles—through an electric version of the automaker’s 4MOTION all-wheel drive system—with a total output of 302 horsepower. The ID. ROOMZZ thus accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 6.6 seconds and reaches top speeds of up to 180 km/h.
Another thing you should know about the drive is that this SUV concept combines future IQ.DRIVE systems and can be operated autonomously without an active driver in ID. Pilot mode (level 4 autonomy). Occupants are provided with information via interactive light zones.
Inside, the Volkswagen ID. ROOMZZ is all about space and versatility. Various seating configurations can be adapted not only to passengers’ personal wishes, but also to the selected drive mode.
For instance, when the driver switches to fully automatic drive mode, the individual seats can be rotated inward by 25 degrees to enable a more communicative, lounge-like atmosphere. In ID. Pilot Relax mode, each passenger can adjust their seat from an upright to a reclined position. Interestingly, the seat covers are made of a renewable raw material called AppleSkin.