VW sees ID electric crossover as key to boosting EV sales

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VW sees ID electric crossover as key to boosting EV sales

Like its I.D. predecessors, the Crozz uses Volkswagen's new, EV-specific MEB platform. (Paris, 2016) and I.D. "We're using the need to step from combustion engine to electric cars to reinvent VW brand", said the executive, a former developer of BMW AG's project the battery-powered i3 auto. It's powered by two electric motors at the front and rear axles, for a combined 225 kW (302 horsepower), according to AutoBlog. With the weight being distributed 48 percent front and 52 percent rear, VW mentions the crossover "demonstrates handling characteristics like a Golf GTI's".

For the crossover utility's convenience, the company said that compared to the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, I.D. Crozz will be smaller and have a lower roofline but just as much storage space. "That is when we will be launching an entirely new generation of fully connected, all-electric vehicles to the market".

Perhaps the most dazzling feature of the newest member of Volkswagen electric vehicles is the implementation of augmented reality to project instrument cluster functions.

We imagine Bischoff said this before a very large, cheering audience in Shanghai too.

While parked, I.D. Crozz has all its systems shut down, as it if its eyes are closed and the vehicle is asleep. If you're in a hurry, 30 minutes worth of charging with a 150-kW DC fast charger will replenish the battery pack to an 80-percent level. The steering wheel retracts electrically into the cockpit where it forms a single unit with the displays and controls that have been implemented digitally. Its front doors open at a 90-degree angle thanks to no B-pillars that get in your way. Meanwhile, a new CleanAir system continually guarantees good air quality in the vehicle - in all outdoor conditions. More touch-operated controls have been implemented onto the door panels. Kids, you know what this means - no more fighting! Drivers can control various parts of the auto through voice and gesture control, and there are also two capacitive sliders to scroll through menus, as well as control panels on the four doors.

"A carpet of light produced by LED strips then glides across the roof liner, thus brightening up the interior".

"If it was ever possible to make a 100% certain prediction of what the future will look like, it is achieved here", Herbert Diess, head of the VW brand told Motoring. (1,608 mm) in height, the I.D. Crozz is 12.4 ins.

Oh, imagine the security issues with that one.

A worker assembles an e-Golf electric vehicle at the production line of the Transparent Factory of Volkswagen in Dresden, Germany, March 30, 2017.

VW has pledged to introduce 30 plug-in vehicles globally by 2025, with a goal of reaching 1 million sales annually, or almost 10 per cent of the company's current volume.

The I.D. Crozz sits on the same modular electric vehicle chassis Volkswagen will also use for production versions of last year's I.D. hatchback and I.D. Buzz concepts.

Volkswagen revealed a concept crossover electric vehicle Wednesday (NZT) at the Shanghai auto show, pledging to begin an onslaught of electric models in 2020 as it reinvents its global lineup. "Pilot", which is activated by pressing the Volkswagen logo on the steering wheel.

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