Sixth member of the family coming, as a large SUV.
German marque Volkswagen are fielding yet another addition to the growing ID range of electric vehicles. Beginning with the ID hatch, extending on to the Crozz, Buzz, Vizzion, and most recently the Buggy, the new ID will take the form of a large three-row SUV, and it’ll be called the ‘Roomzz.’ Yes, that’s correct.
The Roomzz, according to Volkswagen, will preview an SUV that’ll be sold in China first when it debuts as a production car in either late-2020 or early-2021. As such it’s only appropriate then that the concept car will enjoy its moment in the limelight at Auto Shanghai.
“The ID Roomzz shows us what we can expect from full-size electric SUVs in the future. The puristic look emphasises the clear function and the user experience is intuitive and natural.” – Klaus Bischoff, Chief Designer (Volkswagen), Volkswagen Automotive Group
The Roomzz is more than just an SUV body on top of the MEB platform that Volkswagen intends to use prolifically across its range of brands. Volkswagen says that the Roomzz will feature “a number of innovations on board,” suggesting that the cabin designers have fully exploited the benefits offered by an all-electric drivetrain. Further, the Roomzz is set to put together all of the IQ.Drive advanced driver assistance systems featured in the rest of the ID range, giving the Roomzz full level 4 autonomy. That means that a driver can leave the car to its own devices and engage passengers, or read the news, or whatever.
Power is expected to be pretty considerable, thanks to two electric motors, mounted on either axle. Speculated output should be somewhere around 275kW, fed by an 111kWh Li-Ion battery that should also provide about 600km-ish of range per charge. More information on the Roomzz will be made available as the doors to Auto Shanghai open in a couple of weeks, so stay tuned to CarShowroom as we bring you more updates as they come.