2020 VW ID Crozz price, specs and release date

Ben Custard
December 08, 2017

VW has revealed the ID Crozz coupe SUV – a purely electric car that’s due to be launched as a production car in 2020

  • VW ID Crozz electric SUV shown at LA Motor Show
  • Will be VW’s first electric SUV
  • Has a claimed range of 300 miles
  • On sale in 2020

VW has announced that the ID Crozz electric coupe-SUV will go on sale in in 2020. It’ll be purely electric and will offer a zero-emission alternative to the Mercedes GLC Coupe and BMW X4, although it should undercut the prices of both those cars.

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Styling

The ID Crozz will be a fairly large car with a tall front end and window line. It’s a coupe shape like the GLC Coupe and X4, but looks slightly less awkward. The bodywork is sharp, and the combination of black roof and small windows make it look lower and more like a conventional saloon.

The ID Crozz’s eye-catching front end gives us a hint of what the rest of VW’s electric ID range will look like as they go on sale over the next few years.. Unlike the electric Jaguar I-Pace, there aren’t many air intakes so it looks cleaner and is more noticeably an electric car, although the headlights and tail lights on the ID Crozz concept will be swapped for more conventional units when it goes into production. At the rear, the lights slash across the tailgate to make it look lower and wider, and naturally you won’t find an exhaust poking out the rear bumper.

Interior

If you buy an ID Crozz when it comes out in 2020, you won’t be getting many bits of this concept’s interior. The futuristic seats and immovable steering wheel aren’t going to make it to production, although the steering wheel will retract into the dashboard on the car that hits showrooms. While the acres of front legroom would be far more than any other car on sale, it’s likely that the ID Crozz will have a more conventional dashboard with physical climate control dials and more storage.

The sloping coupe-style roof will cut into rear headroom a bit, but thanks to the car’s small electric motors you’ll still get plenty of cabin space. A light and airy feeling will be helped by the almost full-length panoramic roof, which could be a cost option on the production car. When it goes on sale it’ll also have five seats instead of four, and the sliding doors will be swapped for cheaper, more conventionally opening ones.

Engines and driving

The ID Crozz will be fully electric, with a claimed range of around 300 miles – although, as with all electric cars, that depends on weather conditions, driving style and lots of other factors. It’ll have a large 225kW battery and 302hp, and should be able to recharge to 80% battery in just half an hour.

It’ll have some degree of self-driving capability from launch, but upgrades will be offered when the technology improves. The retracting steering wheel shows that VW are serious about autonomous tech, but you’ll be able to turn it off – for a few years, at least.

Price and release date

The VW ID Crozz will go on sale in the US in 2020 and should be on sale in the UK around the same time. It’ll almost certainly be cheaper than the Mercedes GLC Coupe and BMW X4, but no prices have been revealed yet. VW has said it’ll be ‘affordable.’

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