Unsurprisingly, it looks a lot tamer than the concept.
Later this year, Volkswagen will unveil its most important new model in a long time: the ID.3. It will be the first of many EVs forming the ID family and promises to be just as revolutionary as the Beetle and Golf before it. However, it hasn't been confirmed yet if the Volkswagen ID.3 will be sold in the US.
Given America's disdain for small hatchbacks, we're not holding our breath. Instead, the production version of the Volkswagen ID. Crozz concept is expected to be the first ID model to arrive in America. While previous prototypes were hiding under a Volkswagen Tiguan with a longer wheelbase, this is our first look at the production version.
Compared to the ID. Crozz concept that debuted back in 2017, the design of the production version has been toned down considerably. The concept's sliding rear doors have been replaced with conventional doors, and the coupe-style roofline has evolved into a more hatchback roofline. It looks less stylish, but this sacrifice should make the ID. Crozz more practical, with more space for passengers and luggage. Camouflage covers the front and rear fascias, but the slim headlights look similar to the ID.3 based on leaked photos since ID models will share the same design language.
In terms of size, the ID. Crozz should slot in between the Tiguan and Tiguan Allspace but with a slightly longer wheelbase then the Tiguan to increase the cabin space. No photos were provided of the interior, but the concept featured a 10.2-inch touchscreen, a futuristic steering wheel, head-up display and 5.8-inch Active Info Display.
Based on Volkswagen's new flexible electric MEB platform, the ID. Crozz is expected to produce a combined output of 302 horsepower courtesy of two electric motors, and deliver a range of 300 miles. Thanks to a 150-kW battery, the electric crossover can recharge to 80 percent in just 30 minutes. Expect the production Volkswagen ID. Crozz to debut in 2020.