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The new I.D. Crozz extends the range of the I.D. Family.

Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Brand Board of Management Volkswagen Passenger Cars, shows the new a zero emission SUV at the IAA in Frankkfurt. He said: "We will be thoroughly updating our vehicle range by 2020 and expanding into important segments. In 2025 Volkswagen Brand will already be offering 23 all-electric models and invest 6 billion euros in electric mobility over the next five years. In this process, the different drive technologies will continue to have currency for many years to come. It makes sense for diesel, petrol and electric drives to mutually complement one another."

The countdown for the breakthrough of electric mobility is under way. Volkswagen is currently developing a new generation of innovative electric vehicles – the I.D. Family. Shared characteristics include the lounge-like spatial concept (Open Space), the digitalization of all displays and controls, and integration of an optional fully automated driving mode (I.D. Pilot). All the vehicles will have driving ranges of 500 to 600 kilometers – with zero emissions, of course. Following in the footsteps of the first concept car, the compact I.D., presented in the fall of 2016 at the Paris Motor Show, come the I.D. Buzz, unveiled at the beginning of 2017, and a reinterpretation of the classic Volkswagen campervan, as well as the SUV concept car in spring of 2017, the I.D. Crozz.

The premiere of the I.D. Crozz at the IAA in Frankfurt offers a clear glimpse of how the production model of the latest addition to the I.D. Family will look. The concept car, dressed in Hibiscus Red Metallic, has a decidedly SUV character and stands out due to its striking headlight design. The I.D. Crozz also takes things to the next level with its new voice interaction functionality. Its doors can be opened and closed by voice command, for example. Similarly, the driver can use voice command to activate the fully automated I.D. Pilot mode. The SUV, with an output of 225 kW (system power) and top speed of 180 km/h, has a range of up to 500 kilometers (NEDC) on just one battery charge. Powering the I.D. Crozz is its 4MOTION all-wheel drive with an electric prop shaft transferring the torque to the wheels.

On the IAA Volkswagen press –conference the media were greatly interested in the new Volkswagen cars. Beside the new I.D. Cross: Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Brand, Frank Welsch, Member of the Board of Management with responsibility for ‘Development', Klaus Bischoff, Head of Volkswagen Design and Jürgen Stackmann, Member of the Board of Management with responsibility for ‘Sales, Marketing and After Sales'.

Key facts – The I.D. Family

The lower part of the rear body has been modified. A cross-fin is painted in the body color spanning the entire vehicle width.

The future zero-emission vehicle range by Volkswagen

The I.D. Family utilizes the new all-electric architecture and a shared design DNA:
Three models in the I.D. Family kick things off: The I.D., the I.D. Crozz, and the I.D. Buzz with a 500-600 km driving range.

  • The I.D. is the first compact Volkswagen to be based on the new all-electric architecture. The compact car will launch as a hatchback in spring 2020.
  • The I.D. Crozz is an SUV and coupé crossover: This progressive SUV will go into production from 2020.
  • The I.D. Buzz is the first autonomously driving zero-emission van. It is multi-purpose and will make history from 2022.

The I.D. for 2020

The next zero-emission compact car from Volkswagen

  • Debut of the concept car at the Paris Motor Show. Volkswagen first presented the I.D. concept vehicle in fall 2016.
  • Rear-wheel drive with motor on the rear axle. Electric motor has output of 125 kW and a range of up to 600 km.
  • Open Space interior concept offering a completely new spatial experience with a lounge feeling.
  • Two compact Volkswagen model series launching in 2020: the I.D. will launch simultaneously with the global best-seller, the Golf.
  • Concrete outlook on fully automated driving: from 2025, the I.D. will be able to drive autonomously in I.D. Pilot mode.

I.D. Crozz for 2021

The zero-emission SUV from Volkswagen

  • Debut of the concept car at Auto Shanghai: Volkswagen first presented the I.D. Crozz in April 2017.
  • Premiere of the new enhanced version at the IAA: the new I.D. Crozz offers a look ahead to the production model in September 2017.
  • Driving range similar to a powerful petrol car: 225 kW output with two motors and a range of up to 500 km.
  • Better air inside than outside with the CleanAir system: ventilation system ensures the best air quality on board.
  • Next generation of 4MOTION electric all-wheel drive with electric prop shaft.

I.D. Buzz for 2022

The zero-emission van from Volkswagen and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

  • Debut of the concept car at NAIAS in Detroit: Volkswagen first presented the I.D. BUZZ in January 2017.
  • Icon of a new era: I.D. Buzz transfers the legendary campervan feeling to the future.
  • Covers distances comparable to todayʼs gasoline-powered vehicles: 275-kW system power output and a driving range of up to 600 km.
  • Two luggage compartments and maximum flexibility: I.D. Buzz is a space marvel with up to eight seats.
  • Traction on any terrain thanks to 4MOTION: electric all-wheel drive with two motors and electric prop shaft.