Volkswagen debuts I.D CROZZ crossover concept at ”Auto Shanghai 2017”

  • The I.D. CROZZ is a key pillar of the new I.D. family based on the Modular Electric Drive Matrix (MEB).
  • The I.D. CROZZ delivers 302 horsepower, has a top speed of 112 mph and has a range of 311 miles on the New European Driving Cycle.
  • The battery of the I.D. CROZZ can be charged to 80 percent in just 30 minutes (with a 150 kW DC fast charger).
  • The I.D. CROZZ provides a similar amount of interior space as the all-new 2018 Tiguan
    Cockpit had augmented reality head-up display.
  • In ‘I.D. Pilot’ mode the I.D. CROZZ drives autonomously.

Volkswagen is developing a new fleet of electric vehicles that will start full production in 2020. At the ‘Auto Shanghai 2017’ international show, Volkswagen will reveal the I.D. CROZZ, its first electrically powered crossover utility vehicle (CUV)—a four-door coupe and sport utility vehicle (SUV) in one. Following the world debuts of the I.D. in Paris in 2016 and I.D. BUZZ in Detroit in 2017, this is the third version of the I.D. family.


Activating the fully automatic ‘I.D. Pilot’ mode: all the driver has to do is deliberately touch the VW logo on the steering wheel for three seconds and the I.D. CROZZ assumes control. The interior ambient lighting then switches from a white light (‘Drive’) that aids concentration to a warm, relaxed ‘magenta/violet’. On the outside, the exterior ambient lighting is now no longer static, but dynamically animated. If the speed increases, the ‘eyes’ peer ahead with a sportier look. The LED headlights switch in parallel to an interactive mode: if, for example, the I.D. CROZZ wants to turn left or right, the LED headlights look in the direction that the car is going to turn. Furthermore, if the vehicle registers anyone at the edge of the carriageway, it ‘looks’ at them, making pedestrians and cyclists more aware of its presence.

By this point, the CUV has long since activated its laser scanners. Four of them emerge from the roof in ‘I.D. Pilot’ mode. The roof sensors call attention to the fully autonomous mode by indirect lighting. The I.D. CROZZ is able to detect other road users not only by means of its laser sensors, but also with the help of ultrasonic and radar sensors, side area view cameras and a front camera.

Fully autonomous mode is deactivated by touching the Volkswagen logo on the steering wheel or by pressing the brake or accelerator pedal.

Source: VW