2017 Volkswagen ID Crozz Concept
Volkswagen are all about autonomous electric vehicles with the ID Crozz concept to be unveiled at the 2017 Auto Shanghai. The third in the line of Volkswagens ID line of concept cars, the Crozz is a five door crossover with a Tiguan size interior. 2 electric motors are the propulsion of choice with one in the front and back each. The front motor is a 75 kW unit, with the rear getting a bigger 150 kW motor. These are paired to a 83 kWh battery pack set to give a range of about 500 km or 311 miles.
Klaus Bischoff, Head of Design for the Volkswagen Brand, explains: "If it was ever possible to make a one-hundred per cent certain prediction of what the future will look like, it is achieved here. We are showing in 2017 with the I.D. CROZZ how Volkswagen will be transforming the roadscape from 2020. For us, the three prototypes of this new generation of zero-emission vehicles - I.D., I.D. BUZZ and I.D. CROZZ - mark the start of a design and technology revolution that is going to change individual mobility and the Volkswagen brand forever." Volkswagen's aim is to transfer electric drive systems from start-up niche to high-volume full production by the middle of the next decade. Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Management, Volkswagen Brand: "By 2025, we want to have sales of pure electric vehicles up to one million units a year. The I.D. CROZZ will play a key role in that. Production will start in 2020."