Volkswagen’s ID. Crozz show car will go into production as the ID.4 and will be launched later this year.

Built upon the company’s modular electric drive matrix (MEB), the ID.4 will be the second vehicle based on the platform (following the ID.3) and will sold, at least initially, in Europe, the U.S. and China.

Depending on the drive package, the ID.4 will come with a range up to 500km and will initially be launched with rear-wheel drive. An electric all-wheel drive version is to be added at a later date.

VW says the ID.4 and ID.3 represent important milestones in the brand’s bid to become entirely carbon-neutral by 2050.

Precisely what the specs and performance of the ID.4 aren’t yet available but the Crozz concept on which it is based had an 83kWh battery and two electric motors driving their respective axles and developing 225kW. The Crozz was touted as having a top speed of 180km/h and a battery that could be charged to 80 per cent capacity in 30 minuted using a fast-charging, 150Kw DC power system.

VW says the ID.4 will be the world’s first ‘climate-neutral compact SUV’ and will be built at the company Zwickau plant in Germany.

Source: Motor Trader E-Magazine (March 2020)

11 March 2020

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