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VW Tipped To Unveil Another Electric Crossover In Shanghai

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ID Lounge to slot in above the ID Crozz.

Like so many of its rival automakers, Volkswagen has been rolling out a string of electric-vehicle concepts at recent auto shows. And according to the latest, it's not quite done just yet.

Autocar projects that the German automaker will reveal an all-electric crossover concept, tipped to be called the ID Lounge, at the Shanghai Motor Show next April. And when it does, the show truck will be much bigger than any electric vehicle it's shown to date – incorporating three rows of seating in a form roughly the size of the same automaker's Touareg or Atlas.

VW kicked off its ID series of electric-vehicle concepts with the original ID in 2016 and has since followed up with the ID Buzz and ID Buzz Cargo van concepts, a pair of ID Crozz crossovers, the ID Vizzion sedan, and the ID R Pikes Peak hillclimb racer.

The ID Crozz (pictured) is expected to be produced in two forms, with conventional and fastback rooflines. The new ID Lounge would slot in above them as their big brother to take on the Tesla Model X (with a different approach to sister-brand Audi's new e-tron).

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Autocar tells us to expect three electric motors and a 111-kWh battery pack, working together to give it some 369 horsepower, through-the-road all-wheel drive, and a projected range of over 370 miles. Production could commence by the end of 2022 after the two versions of the ID Crozz start rolling off the line. But for now, we can look forward to seeing the concept revealed a few months down the road.