VW all Crozzed up
While Volvo wants a million electric and hybrid sales by 2025, Volkswagen is targeting sales of a million pure electric cars by the same date. If it achieves that it will be largely thanks to this Shanghai debutant, the ID Crozz, which goes into production in 2020.
In VW’s forthcoming zero-emissions ID family, this is the potential big seller: a four-door, high-riding crossover with coupe-esque styling. Like previous ID electric concepts (a hatchback and a reprise of the Microbus) the Crozz gets an all-new and bespoke electric-car architecture, design and interior treatment: this is all clean-sheet electric car stuff from VW as it seeks to move away from troublesome diesel power. The bones of the car are also being used in the first electric Skoda, the Vision E concept, which was also shown in Shanghai.
What will the ID Crozz do? With the equivalent of 302bhp, the electric all-wheel driver is said to have plenty of acceleration, a top speed of 112mph and range of 310 miles. A neat trick is that, although a saloon body, you can get a bike in the back if you fold up the back seats.