The Volkswagen ID.6 has been revealed in two variations as an expansion of EV offerings to make the brand more competitive, particularly in the Chinese market. Boasting the X and Crozz moniker, the two SUVs aims to satisfy the needs of larger families by focusing on space, functionality, design and user experience.
Being the third production model to use the brand’s MEB platform, the Volkswagen ID.6 will be available with two battery capacities. The smaller option is a 58 kWh which provides a range of 436 km and the larger a 77 kWh which can travel 588 km before needing a recharge. Both cars, using a 4Motion system, produce 225 kW and can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 6,6 seconds until reaching a top speed of 160 km/h.
Being the largest cars in the ID family, both Volkswagen ID.6 models measure 4 880 mm long and accommodate a third row of seats. The middle row can be adjusted longitudinally and, for an extra sense of space, a large panoramic glass roof is included. A sunroof can be fitted as an optional extra.
Within the cabin of the Volkswagen ID.6 is a 12-inch touchscreen infotainment system with “Hello ID” voice control functionality. Ambient lighting is provided by a narrow strip that sits below the windscreen while an optional augmented reality heads-up display provides more detailed navigation assistance.
The Volkswagen ID.6 will be produced in the two plants Anting and Foshang in China, and will only be available to the Chinese market in these two variants. As part of the brand’s “accelerate” strategy, Volkswagen is furthering the electrification offensive with the intent to become the global leader in e-mobility.
The foundation of which is the introduction of a new MEB car each year, aiming to achieve high volumes and cover all sectors. This emphasises the brand’s target of at least 70 per cent of cars sold in Europe being electric by 2030 and at least 50 per cent in North America and China.