Don’t you worry about the design of Volkswagen’s first electric crossover; the vehicle is not going to look like the Tiguan at all. No this is just a testing mule of the SUV which is going to be introduced as the 2021 Volkswagen ID Crozz. VW is using the familiar nameplate because these two are going to have almost identical footprints. To be more precise, the electric crossover will be just a bit longer, yet the extra inches in length mean nothing since its coupe-like design cuts to much space inside.
As far as we’ve heard, the production version of the ID Crozz will largely mirror its concept version. Meaning, it’s going to be a very attractive SUV thanks to its highly sloped rooflines and attractive front end styling that sports aggressive headlights and a thin one-bar grille.
You can love or hate the design of the future crossover, but you can’t ignore the MEB platform that’s going to support the 2021 Volkswagen ID Crozz. The architecture is highly scalable so it’s going to underpin a range of future VWs. It’s also capable of integrating a large battery in the floor, which is really important since the SUV is going to host the 83 kWh lithium-ion battery that should enable the crossover to travel around 310 miles on a single charge. We are telling you the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) estimates of course. The crossover is going to use a fast-charging 150-kWh DC outlet that will reportedly be able to recover 80 percent of battery in just 30 minutes. The battery will supply a two-motor system, which had been previewed with the concept version of the SUV. The setup produces 300 horsepower in total.
According to our insiders, the entry-point 2021 ID Crozz won’t be using the drivetrain. No, the 310/300 option will be reserved for more expensive trims. The base crossover will exploit the similar powertrain that will use a smaller battery and less potent motors, so the overall output should be limited to 200 hp, while drive-range won’t go over 200 miles.