Shame it's not US-bound (for now).
Volkswagen has revealed its latest all-electric SUV at this year's Shanghai Auto Show. Meet the 2022 Volkswagen ID.6, a three-row SUV that'll come in two flavors, the ID.6 X and ID.6 Crozz. Like the currently on-sale VW ID.4, the ID.6 rides on the automaker's MEB platform, also shared with the just-revealed Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 e-tron Sportback.
But unlike the ID.4 and the Audis, the ID.6 is not coming to the US; it's for China only. The platform was stretched in order to accommodate the third row of seats enabling up to seven passengers (six-seat versions are also available), making the ID.6 exactly 11.8 inches longer than the ID.4 and 3 inches shorter than the Atlas Sport Cross.
The ID.6's powertrain is the same as that of the ID.4, meaning either a 58-kWh or a 77-kWh battery and 271 to 365-mile range, though that's on China's CLTC test cycle. To compare, the ID.4 with the larger battery is good for up to 260 miles, according to the EPA.
VW equipped the ID.6 with an electric motor at each axle for a total output of 302 horsepower and 229 lb-ft of torque, and a 6.6-second 0-62 mph time. The base model has a single motor setup mounted at the rear, good for 177 hp and a 0-62 sprint of 9.3 seconds. There's a very good chance the dual-motor setup will be found in the just-teased ID.4 GTX, due later this month. VW says the ID.6 weighs a grand total of 5,026 pounds and top speed is electronically limited to 99 mph.
Mechanically, both ID.6 versions are identical but there are some visual differences such as slightly unique LED headlights and taillights, and front bumpers. Alloy wheel sizes range from 19- to 21-inches.
Step inside and you'll find a dash layout that lacks any physical buttons and switches and features a 12-inch infotainment touchscreen display, complete with the "Hello ID." voice control. There's also ID. Light, which is basically a narrow strip light located beneath the windshield. An augmented reality head-up display and a panoramic glass roof are optional. Owners will further benefit from a number of driver-assist systems, among them Travel Assist.
Both variants will be produced in China at two separate facilities. For now, there are no plans to bring the ID.6 stateside but VW has previously hinted this could change further down the road.