VW ID CROZZ II To Morph Into A Production Electric Compact SUV In 2020

Volkswagen has unveiled  an updated version of their I.D. Crozz concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Designed to preview the 2020 production model, the high-riding I.D. Crozz II concept is an electric crossover which is described as an “enhanced version” of the original I.D. Crozz that was shown at the Shanghai Auto Show earlier this year.

Dressed in Hibiscus Red Metallic paint, the updated model features a stylish exterior with LED headlights and 21-inch alloy wheels. One of the biggest changes from the original concept is a new front fascia which is more “representative” of the production crossover. The sides and “lower part of the rear body” have also been reworked to be more production realistic.

The styling changes continue in the cabin as designers installed five ‘Smart Lights’ which are located in the door panels as well as directly in front of the driver. They provide warnings about potential collisions by flashing red and act as a “visually supportive element” to the concept’s new voice control system. The latter system allows users to control a variety of functions, such as opening and closing the doors, simply by speaking.

Elsewhere, the cabin has been equipped with an ambient lighting system and a 10.2-inch infotainment system. Other highlights include a 5.8-inch Active Info Display, a digital rearview mirror, and Alcantara upholstery.

Power is provided by two electric motors which produce a combined output of 301 hp (225 kW). This enables the all-wheel drive crossover to hit a top speed of 180 km/h (111 mph) and travel up to 500 km (310 miles) on a single charge. When the battery is depleted, it can be given an 80% charge in just 30 minutes thanks to a fast charging system.

Since the I.D. Crozz II concept was envisioned as a high-tech crossover, it comes equipped with an fully automated driving system. It uses four laser scanners on the roof as well as ultrasonic sensors, radar sensors, side area view cameras, and a front camera.


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  • I’mCallingYouOut

    I’m posting with love, because I really respect this concept from Spyker. VW has definitely taken some design notes from this, and the Model X. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b288419f4faecb28bd49a9d4601b9ad4808642e647d66fd996fe02046ca87c2e.jpg

    • atomiccow

      Hah! Proportionally, spot on!

  • JBsC6

    2020? This thing looks pretty good but the front is a little dull. Otherwise cool looking. Hope we are all still breathing by 2020. Let’s see the Audi version as that might have a bit more of an
    attractive front end

  • supermanuel

    Crozz is such a stupid name for anything.


  • Auto

    Looks fine, but the wheels are a bit big.

  • PB

    That front reminds me of the old 411.

  • TheHake

    It’s nice and big! I like it!

  • Tom

    … VW is looking to jaguars i-pace 😉

  • atomiccow

    I love how they’ve gone to the trouble designing this purpose-built EV platform yet have completely neglected to take advantage of all the benefits that’s supposed to provide in packaging. It has a flat floor in the passenger compartment, but the rear passengers still have to sit higher and more upright than the front passengers. It should have a longer wheel base which would give the rear passengers more knee room, but the rear passengers are just as squished as ever. What’s the point of a dedicated EV platform when you’re going keep all the overhangs the same as on an ICE car.

    • krusshall

      I don’t follow. It has pretty short overhangs. The rear passenger seats are positioned higher for a reason, so they can see over the top. The wheelbase/overall length is based on a particular market segment so they are intentionally making it this size.

    • Ryan Batties

      I was thinking the same thing, but was wondering why its a 2×2 4 seater rather than a bench in the back. So much room wasted.

  • Sybill Julian

    finally an iconic one from vw

  • sidewaysspin

    The bland-mobile.

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