Volkswagen ID.6 electric SUV family introduced

The new electric SUV family, with two different versions, Volkswagen ID.6 Crozz and ID.6 X, will be produced and sold in China. ID.6 SUV features with three rows of seats:

German automotive giant Volkswagen today introduced the ID.6 model, the third member of the ID electric vehicle family. The new Volkswagen ID.6 is almost 30 cm longer than its little brother ID.4, which was introduced earlier, and is available in two different versions, the ID.6 Crozz and the ID.6 X.

Thanks to its extra length, the electric Volkswagen ID.6, which can be purchased with three rows of seats, was built on the MEB platform like the other members of the family. The total length of the SUV is 4876mm, its width is 1848mm, its height is 1680mm, and its wheelbase is 2965mm. The vehicle’s unladen weight was announced as 2280 kilograms.

When we look at the powertrain, we see that the Volkswagen ID.6 has different power and battery configurations. In the first place, we come across versions with rear-wheel drive. These versions have a single electric motor positioned on the rear axle that can produce 177 or 201 horsepower.

The powerful option with 4Motion four-wheel drive feature has an electric motor on each front and rear axle. Permanent magnet synchronous motors generate 305 horsepower in total. This allows the electric SUV to complete 0-100 km / h acceleration in 6.6 seconds. The maximum speed is limited to 160 km / h.

The new ID.6 offers 58 kWh and 77 kWh battery options. The range provided by these batteries is explained as 436 kilometers and 588 kilometers, respectively, according to NEDC measurements in China, but we can expect these values to be lower in real conditions. For example, according to the more realistic EPA measurements, the 77 kWh battery in ID.4 provides a range of 418 kilometers.

In the interior of the electric SUV, we encounter a settlement where physical buttons do not have much space. Most of the vehicle-related functions are controlled through the central 12-inch multimedia screen. While the system is kept up-to-date with OTA (over-the-air) updates, it is easier to control with the voice command feature. On the other hand, ID.6 also has a head-up display supported by augmented reality, where the necessary information about driving is reflected on the windshield.

The ID.6 Crozz and ID.6 X models are mechanically identical. In terms of design, there are some minor differences in the front and rear design of the two models. On the other hand, the ID.6 Crozz (orange in the photos) has a slightly higher ground clearance than the other version. In the ID.6 X version, we see that the black plastic inserts are used a little more. In addition to the glass roof feature in these models, the electrically collapsible panoramic sunroof is also on the option list.

Both versions of the Volkswagen ID.6 will be produced and sold in China. China is currently the German manufacturer’s largest electric vehicle market. The company plans to offer eight different electric models to Chinese customers by 2023, including these two versions of ID.4 and ID.6.

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