Volkswagen ID6 EV revealed: China-only electric SUV introduced in Crozz and X trims
The Volkswagen ID6 has been revealed as an SUV exclusive to China. Read on for full details.
- Volkswagen ID6 revealed
- Crozz and X versions
- 58kWh and 77kWh battery options
- Up to 365 miles of range
- Buttonless interior
- Tech features taken from ID3 and ID4
- On sale in China only at first
This is the Volkswagen ID6 — the third entry into VW’s ID line-up of electric cars and one that will only be sold in China (at least at first.) The SUV goes up against the likes of the Audi Q4 e-tron and Skoda Kamiq, and will be available in two versions: Crozz and X.
Volkswagen ID6 design
The Volkswagen ID6 is immediately recognisable as an all-electric ID model thanks to its LED light bar stretching the front of the car and intersecting with bulbous headlights.
Two versions of the ID6 will be sold — and the Crozz and the X — and each gets its own design variations. The Crozz gets a black-painted front grille with a silver trim element cutting through, whereas the X has a single body-coloured strip cutting through a larger unit.
Both come with contrasting chrome elements down the side of the car though the Crozz gets a twin-tone paint finish for the roof, while the X remains one colour throughout.
At the back, the Crozz has a higher-set rear bumper compared with the X’s low-slung take. Both get different rear light designs too.
Volkswagen ID6 batteries and range
Two battery packs will be available for both versions of the Volkswagen ID6. The first is a 58kWh unit that’s said to deliver up to 271 miles of range, while a larger 77kWh pack will see that rise to 365 miles.
The fastest ID6 models will utilise a 306hp electric motor, that’ll take them from 0-60mph in 6.6 seconds.
Volkswagen ID6 interior and technology
Much like the Volkswagen ID3 and ID4 that are sold in the UK, the ID6 gets a very minimalist interior — though it takes simplicity to a new level by removing any physical buttons or switches.
Everything is controlled through a 12-inch central display and a ‘Hello ID’ voice assistant. Other features carried over into the Volkswagen ID6 from smaller ID cars include a light bar that can help with navigation and charging info and ‘Travel Assist’ that allows the ID6 to accelerate, brake and steer itself in motorway conditions.
Volkswagen ID6 release date
The Volkswagen ID6 electric car is set to go on sale later this year, but will be exclusive offered in China. It’s likely some variant of the car will eventually find its way to global markets, though.
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