Volkswagen’s significant reveal at today’s Frankfurt International Motor Show was the ID 3 electrical hatchback. Nevertheless, the car manufacturer likewise had its next ID vehicle tucked away in a corner and concealed under camouflage gear.
The vehicle is the production version of 2017’s ID Crozz concept, which VW on Tuesday confirmed to be called an ID 4 (formerly believed to be an ID 4X).
The ID 4 will be the very first member of VW’s ID family to reach the United States, with sales verified for next year significance we’ll likely see the vehicle as a 2021 model (unfortunately the ID 3 isn’t coming here). It will be a direct competitor to the Tesla Model Y and a new Chevrolet Bolt EV-based SUV currently in the works. We’ve likewise spotted prototypes being benchmarked with the Hyundai Nexo fuel cell electric SUV.
2021 Volkswagen ID Crozz Platform
The ID 4 is a battery-electric model sharing the flexible MEB platform that debuted in production guise in the ID 3. It isn’t clear what the specs will be, but comparable numbers to ID 3 are likely. The electrical hatch comes with battery sizes in 45, 58, and 77 kilowatt-hours, and a single electrical motor at the rear, providing 205 horsepower and 229 pound-feet of torque. The matching varieties on the WLTP cycle are 205, 260, and 341 miles, respectively. EPA-rated figures would come in lower, though.
A dual-motor, all-wheel-drive setup with more power is verified for both the ID 3 and ID 4. Such a setup in the ID Crozz concept delivered 302 hp.
Beyond the ID 3 and ID 4 in VW’s ID family of electric cars, we understand there will be a van that will spawn both way of life and commercial versions. It’s due in 2022 and billed as a modern follower to the renowned VW Microbus. Likewise, in the works is a large sedan based on 2018’s ID Vizzion concept and a mid-size SUV based upon 2019’s ID Roomzz concept.
VW will even construct some ID cars here in the U.S. Production is due to begin at the automaker’s plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 2022. The timing suggests that the first ID car built locally will be the contemporary Bus.
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