At the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, Volkswagen revealed the all-electric I.D. Crozz II Concept as a way to tell the audience that they are pushing through with electrification in 2020. At first glance, the design of this concept will remind you of the earlier I.D. Crozz. The compact crossover picks up design cues from it, but is more stylish and eye-catching with its two-tone colour scheme. The one we are seeing live is finished in a Hibiscus Red Metallic paint and a silver roof.
Herbert Diess, Volkswagen CEO said in his statement that their company focuses on making technology more accessible to people. He also said that the Golf of the future must still be the people’s car.
Better than the first concept, the Crozz II aesthetically looks better with its new and cleaner headlights, getting rid of the louver-like strips of LED lights. The contrast that the two-tone paint gives really helped with the vehicle’s design, especially from the rear three-quarters perspective. There is a nice balance between the silver roof and the red body, making it really stand out from the crowd.
What remained from the first concept is the unusual door layout of the Crozz II. The front doors hinge and the rear ones slide back, getting rid of the the B-pillar which makes it look more spacious too, and gives better access to passengers. VW said that it is not impossible for passengers to be able to open the door through voice commands.
As expected, this electric compact crossover will likely have a pair of electric motor, one at the front and the other one at the rear. The engines enable it to produce 302 horsepower (225 kilowatts), that gives it a top speed of 112 miles per hour (180 kilometers per hour). On full charge, the Crozz II should be able to go as far as 311 miles (500 kilometers). It also has an all-wheel drive layout.
Furthermore, the I.D. Crozz II will be equipped with parts like electronically controlled dampers and a new multi-link rear suspension setup. This lets the concept handle as sharply as the Golf GTI.
The company’s plan is to release their very first I.D. electric model in 2020, and this will be a five-door hatchback. And two years from that (in 2022), the first model will be joined by a road-ready interpretation of the I.D. Buzz van concept. This will then be followed by another crossover that will take inspiration from the Crozz II we are looking at now. Who’s excited to see the production version of this model?