New Volkswagen ID Crozz spotted

Russell Campbell
August 01, 2019

The Volkswagen ID Crozz – Volkswagen’s first electric SUV – has been spotted testing in Spain. Here’s everything you need to know.

With Volkswagen’s first pure electric car – the ID.3 – on the way, Volkswagen has already started work on the next addition to its electric range, the ID Crozz SUV.

The Crozz was first shown in concept-car form at the Shanghai motor show in 2017 and this prototype looks to stay faithful to that original design. 

Up front, you can expect the car to have a flush-fitting grille and matrix LED headlights that are joined by an LED strip that runs across the front of the car.

That large windscreen will give you great visibility out the front of the car, but the reason it’s so large is actually to accommodate the augmented-reality head up-display that’s set to be a standout feature of VW’s electric cars.

Like on the ID.3, the Crozz’s headlights wrap around to the car sides morphing into a body crease that flows right back to the tail lights. Unfortunately, the cool rear-facing cameras that feature on the concept have been dropped for a pair of conventional wing mirrors.

And the rear of the car is pretty conventional too, to look at, at least. You get LED tail lights, a boot-mounted spoiler to reduce drag and improve range, and a large opening that will make loading the boot easy.

What lies underneath the Crozz is anything but conventional, however. It has a full-length battery hidden under its floor and two electric motors – one to power the front and another to spin the back wheels – to make the car four-wheel drive. VW will likely offer the car with a choice of batteries offering a range of between 200 and 350 miles and you can expect all models to offer spritely performance.

The neat packaging of the batteries – which gives the car a completely flat floor – should also make the ID Crozz extremely spacious inside with room for four adults and a load of luggage.

So, while the ID.3 could be your first electric car, the ID Crozz may be the electric car you buy when you have a growing family and you can expect it to be the second in a long line of new EVs from VW.

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