VW’s Electric ID. Roomzz Concept Revealed With 280 Miles Of Range, Three Rows Of Seats

VW has revealed the new ID. Roomzz concept at a special event in the run-up to the Shanghai Auto Show, which opens its gates on April 18.

The latest member of the electric-only ID family previews the brand’s flagship electric three-row SUV that’s set to arrive in the market in 2021.

The VW ID. Roomzz measures 4,915mm (193.5 inches) long, 1,890mm (74.4 inches) wide and 1,760mm (69.3 inches) tall, featuring a wheelbase that’s 2,965mm (116.7 inches) long. The company says that it will offer more space inside than their own conventionally-powered VW Touareg.

The powetrain combines two electric motors with a system output of 302hp (306PS / 225KW), fed by a 82kWh battery pack mounted on the floor. The new ID concept claims it has a driving range of up to 450km (279 miles) on the newer WLTP cycle.

0-62mph (100km/h) comes in 6.6 seconds, while top speed is 112mph (180km/h). In addition, the ID Roomzz is compatible with 150kW DC fast charging, allowing it to recharge its battery up to 80 percent of its capacity in about 30 minutes.

The sixth ID concept also features sliding rear doors and an innovative interior that offers plenty of seating configurations that can also be adapted to the chosen driving mode. That’s because the ID Roomzz features a Level 4 autonomous driving technology, which when enabled rotates the individual seats inwards by 25 degrees for a more lounge-like atmosphere in the cabin.

There isn’t a dashboard in the traditional sense either; instead VW has given the ID Roomzz a digital glass-covered cockpit along with a digitalised steering wheel. The materials used also deserve a mention; the seats are covered in “AppleSkin”, a new product created out of renewable raw materials, while specially processed wooden veneers are used in the door panels.

Stay tuned for the ID Roomzz’s public debut at the Shanghai Auto Show on April 18.

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  • Still a concept yet the technology is already outdated. 150kw fast charge? Tesla is at 250kw (and you can already use those chargers, because they have the infrastructure as well, unlike VW).

    • designer_dick

      Correct me if I’m wrong, but aren’t Tesla’s chargers exclusively for use by Tesla cars? Many public chargers don’t support anything higher than 50kw at the moment, with 150kw chargers still being something of a rarity, so the technology isn’t ‘outdated’, it’s appropriate for the charging infrastructure that will be available to the general public in a few years time.

      • That’s exactly my point. Tesla Model 3 is not only capable of taking 250kw, but has chargers available. That’s two things that Tesla is ahead of the competitors. Car capability, infrastructure capability.

        • Matteo Tommasi

          Try to find a 250 supercharger outside the States and Norvegia. Impossible.

          • Those are their brand new chargers, they are starting to install them now in their existing locations.

        • designer_dick

          Tesla has a very bad habit of deploying technology long before its actually ready, just so they can claim bragging rights.

          I’d like to see the results of research into the long-term durability of lithium-ion batteries that are being forced to accept charging at such a right rate. I’m willing to bet more than a few are going to burst into flames.

          • Not really. Tesla simply has the largest battery production and as well the most advanced battery technology. You can see in the Tesla forums that long-term durability is not a problem (unlike Nisan Leaf…), as many of their cars have done hundreds of thousands of miles without serious battery degradation.

    • cartube

      Well, Porsche Taycan is about to have the ability to charge up to 300kW.

      • The Model 3 base price is about 5 times less than the Taycan. This car is not very relevant for most people, but yes, it’s great that it can charge up to 300kw.

        • ch2856

          It’s going to be the standard on all Audi future electric models as well .

  • Rocket

    Smart looking concept, with the key word being concept.

    • I agree that this looks quite smart, with just enough quirkiness to have its own identity but not too weird. Hope, VW doesn’t pull an Atlas Coupe with the production model of this one.

  • Rocket

    Spy photographers caught a glimpse of the production model nearing completion.

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/O3k3vXmzPG4/maxresdefault.jpg

    • Perry F. Bruns

      Sources say this prototype was named Element Geoff.

  • Paul

    It’s kind of neat. Doors like that would make tight parking spots a breeze but they wont see production if they decide to build it.

  • Ilbirs

    VW alternative to Tesla Model X, minus those “falcon wing doors”, replaced by way more useful sliding ones.

  • Six_Tymes

    amazing how Tesla is influencing almost every large car company now, design, tech, etc.

  • Matteo Tommasi

    Fugly

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