2017 Shanghai Auto Show – Volkswagen I.D. Crozz Crossover Concept
Designed to take on Tesla and possibly take them down, the Volkswagen I.D. Crozz Crossover was revealed at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show. The futuristic VW showed off a futuristic look alongside a glowing badge logo and it was inspired by the company’s new Modular Electric Drive Matrix architecture.
According to official numbers, 302 ponies can be squeezed out of the vehicle’s electric motors which should enable it to reach a top speed of 112 mph. The 311-mile range was possibly by using an 83-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, stored beneath the length of the cabin to deliver a balanced weight distribution.
A sophisticated multi-link rear and strut-type front suspension, with electronic damping and decoupled subframes, takes care of the handling while driver and passengers enjoy the spacious cabin. Speaking of comfort, the I.D. Crozz benefits from a I.D. Pilot mode which will take you on an autonomous ride.
The futuristic cockpit features an augmented reality head-up display, active info display, infotainment tablet, video mirrors, and door panel controls. The concept features a flexible interior, which means comfort and versatility combined with large doors that swing or slide open.
Please note the illuminated panoramic roof with a virtual blind. A carpet of light produced by LED strips glides across the roof liner and brightens up the interior, letting pedestrians admire the wonderful interior. Things are looking good, and I’m guessing this is Volkswagen’s way of making up for Dieselgate. But is it enough?