VW’s ID Crozz is perhaps a more interesting and attractive EV option than the 2020 Volkswagen ID Neo, but the crossover won’t be the carmaker’s first all-electric car that comes from ID family. Okay, the SUV will hit the U.S. showrooms first, but that’s because the ID Neo isn’t going to be available in North America at all. No, the car that shares footprint with the Golf will become available before the end of this year in Europe only.
The design of the electric car has been previewed in 2016 by a concept. Looking at the camouflaged testing prototype that was spotted near the Arctic Circle a few days ago, it’s not too hard to figure out that the carmaker took inspiration for the production model exactly from the concept.
There are several important differences though. The 2020 Volkswagen ID Neo comes without concept’s camera-based system for the side view. Instead, the production model gets a pair of usual mirrors at sides. Also, an electric mechanism that was previewed by the concept is also removed and replaced with usual door handles.
Irrespective of the fact it gets pretty much the identical footprint as the Golf, the 2020 Volkswagen ID Neo is going to deliver a lot more space inside. According to VW, there will be as much room, as it provides the mid-size Passat. How come? Well, they’ve made that thanks to the MEB platform which is skateboard-styled.
VW’s upcoming electric car will get just one electric motor. The motor will be fitted to the rear axle producing exactly 167 horsepower. ID Neo’s drive range is estimated to be between 250 and 370 miles. This will, of course, depend on a battery. Assuming there will be at least two battery options offered, the lesser model will likely be able to travel 250 miles, while the topper gets 370-mile/drive-range.
According to Volkswagen, the entry-point 2020 ID Neo will be cost pretty much the same as a well-equipped Golf diesel.