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Volkswagen Plots Second All-Electric SUV To Join I.D. Range

It will be a more traditional SUV than the coupe-style Crozz crossover.

As we know, Volkswagen is making a considerable effort to repair its reputation by becoming a leading electric car maker with its upcoming ID range. Recently, the German automaker confirmed that a production version of the I.D. Crozz will arrive in the US in 2020. In a recent interview with AutoExpress, company design boss Klaus Bischoff confirmed that Volkswagen intends to launch a second electric SUV shortly after the Crozz to capitalize on the current lack of affordable all-electric SUVs available.

However, while the production version of the Crozz will feature a design that stays faithful to the original coupe-style crossover concept, the second model will have more conventional SUV styling. According to AutoExpress, Volkswagen’s second fully electric SUV will be inspired by the T-Roc and Tiguan. The front-end will look like the I.D. Crozz, but it will adopt a slightly higher roofline allowing for more head and trunk space than its electric sibling. Power will be provided by a twin motor setup, featuring a larger motor at the rear axle and a small unit at the front. It’s expected to produce around 300 hp and boast a range of around 300 miles.

Currently, Volkswagen is preparing to launch a production version of the original I.D. hatchback before these two SUVs, but it’s unlikely to launch in the US. After the Crozz enters production in 2020, a production version of the I.D. Buzz concept is being planned for 2022 to revive the beloved Microbus. Volkswagen boss Herbert Diess also admitted that the automaker is considering introducing “more emotional” EVs early in the next decade, which could include a sports coupe that replaces the discontinued Scirocco and an all-electric Beetle with rear-wheel drive.

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