The Volkswagen electric assault has begun. We've now spotted the bigger ID4 Crozz testing and it's likely to come to SA too.
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Earlier in September, we saw the introduction of the first standalone electric Volkswagen, the ID3. It's a Golf-sized hatchback with 150 kW and a range of anywhere between 330 km and 550 km. You can read more about that here.
Now, the next electric model is in the testing phases. Our spies spotted this ID4 in the Alps. The ID4 is a high-riding SUV running on the same ID3 platform (MEB) but with more interior space and in the more desirable SUV shape. The ID4 is reckoned to be about the size of the current Tiguan but due to the superior packaging ability of electric cars has the interior space of a Tiguan Allspace.
Volkswagen will likely use a similar powertrain for the ID4 as it does in the ID3. Speculation exists that it could add a second electric motor to power the front wheels adding around 75 kW of extra power and making it all-wheel-drive.
Insiders at Volkswagen SA have told us that the ID4/Crozz will likely be introduced to SA before the ID3, which is slated for late 2021.