Volkswagen has provided a bit more details about its future electric lineup. Although VW has already released three electric concepts, the first one that will arrive in the U.S. will be based on the I.D. Crozz SUV concept, in 2020.
The all-new electric compact SUV will go on sale in 2020 and is expected to precede the revival of the iconic Volkswagen Bus in 2022, which will be based on the I.D. Buzz concept. VW has yet to announce if the small I.D. hatchback will also be offered in the United States, but it’s been rumored that it won’t be.
“The I.D. Crozz-based electric vehicle will be an affordable and stylish electric SUV—and there is more to come!” said Hinrich J. Woebcken, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America. “The I.D. Crozz and the I.D. Buzz will help Volkswagen to kick off an EV revolution in the United States. All of our I.D. concept cars demonstrate the inherent flexibility, driving range and smart design that can serve the needs of 21st century drivers.”
The I.D. Crozz concept is about the same size as the 2018 Tiguan. The I.D. Crozz combines an 83-kWh lithium-ion battery pack with a pair of electric motors, one on each axle. The front motor generates 101 horsepower and the rear 201 hp, for a combined system output of 302 hp. VW says that the concept has a driving range of up to 300 miles.