2021 Volkswagen ID.6: price, specs and release date

Padraig Mallett
September 10, 2020

A barely disguised prototype of the new VW ID.6 electric SUV has been spotted testing. It will be the largest electric car offered by the German carmaker when it goes on sale in 2021.

  • Design follows other ID models
  • 7-seater with spacious interior
  • Electric range of 200-300 miles
  • More than 300hp
  • All-wheel-drive
  • On sale in 2021
  • Likely to cost from £60,000

The new VW ID.6 will come with 7 seats and a spacious interior, making it the first electric car alternative to the likes of the Volvo XC90 and Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Ignore the Peugeot-esque camouflage – this is definitely a new VW.

2021 Volkswagen ID.6 design

As other car manufacturers strive to make their SUV’s look sportier and more interesting; the overall design of the new Volkswagen ID.6 looks to be fairly tame. With the badges and lights hidden, you would struggle to ‘ID’ the car as there are no real distinctive or stand out features on show. However, you can see a lot of similarities with the smaller Volkswagen ID.4.

The ID.6 looks a little like a pumped-up ID.4

The VW ID.6 has a long sweeping roofline that has been accentuated by a roof rack that tails off towards a subtle spoiler with an integrated rear brake light. The car has wide rear haunches and stronger creases over the front and rear wheel arches. It’s likely the lighting and grille design used on the ID.4 will be carried over to the ID.6 for continuity within the VW range.

The new VW ID.6’s interior will look similar to the ID.4‘s, shown here.

2021 Volkswagen ID.6 interior

No pictures have emerged of the Volkswagen ID.6’s interior just yet but you can bet it’ll all be very similar to the upcoming ID.3 and ID.4 – albeit with a few extra mod-cons. It’s expected to be offered as a 7-seater and should have a very spacious interior – partly thanks to the fact its compact electric motors take up less space than a bulky petrol or diesel engine.

Dual-electric motors will make the new ID.6 four-wheel drive. 

2021 Volkswagen ID.6 battery and range

The new Volkswagen ID.6 is an electric car and may use the 77kWh battery that can be found in the VW ID.4. This battery powers two electric motors – a smaller one at the front and a larger motor at the rear that combine to produce around 305hp. This should mean it’ll offer more than 300 miles of driving range.

You can expect the new VW ID.6 to come with fast-charging capabilities that’ll let you boost its batteries from empty to around 80% charged in approximately half an hour. A full charge using a wallbox installed at home should be possible overnight.

It’ll be 2021 before the VW ID.6 appears in showrooms. 

2021 Volkswagen ID.6 price and release date

Official details on price and release date are still to be revealed but the vehicle spotted testing looks production-ready, so expect orders to open late 2020 and cars to reach showrooms in 2021. Because this car is the flagship in VW’s EV range, you can expect it to cost from around £60,000.

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