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Based on VW Group’s MEB platform which also underpins the Audi e-tron, the production version of the I.D. Roomzz is set to be launched in China in 2021
- I.D. Roomzz will be the largest member of the all-electric I.D. range.
- It uses an 82kWh battery pack that churns out 305PS of power.
- Set to be showcased on April 16 at the 2019 Auto Shanghai motor show.
Volkswagen is set to strengthen its I.D. lineup of all-electric vehicles by showcasing an all-new, full-size, flagship SUV called the I.D. Roomzz. The SUV is aesthetically similar to the I.D. Crozz, but with the addition of a third row of seats. The Roomzz SUV is set to be revealed on April 16 at the 2019 Auto Shanghai, which is quite fitting considering the fact that China is currently one of the biggest markets for EVs
The I.D. Roomzz is basically a scaled up version of the I.D. Crozz with similar styling elements. Three vertical LED strips run along the width of the front end with the VW logo embossed in the centre. The lower part of the bumper carries tiny perforations instead of conventional vents or air dams. At the rear, the I.D. Roomzz features a more upright tailgate similar to full-size SUVs.
It uses the same MEB (Modular Electrification Toolkit) platform as other I.D. models and features a 4MOTION dual-electric motor that puts out 305PS of power, enabling the SUV to sprint from 0-100kmph in just 6.6 seconds. The top speed is capped at 180kmph. Volkswagen claims that the I.D. Roomzz, which makes use of an 82kWh battery pack, will have a range of 450km under the WLTP test cycle. The powertrain setup is identical to the smaller I.D. Crozz, which has an even impressive range of 500km. A 150kW DC fast charger setup will also be available, allowing the battery to charge up to 80 per cent in just 30 minutes. In comparison to its cousin - the Audi e-tron - the I.D. Roomzz has a better range (Audi claims the e-tron has a range of 400km on a single charge). However, it is 100PS less powerful than the Audi.
On the inside, the I.D. Roomzz retains the design language seen on other I.D. range of vehicles. These include a rectangular steering wheel, a dual screen setup and pause and play depictions on the pedals. The SUV also features a fully autonomous mode where the pedals retract and the seats rotate backwards so that the occupants can face each other. Generous use of wood trim and ambient lighting can also be seen from the images. It also features a sliding door setup for easy ingress and egress for rear passengers. The I.D. Roomzz is also environment friendly as it uses a synthetic leather substitute called Apple Skin, which is made from waste apple fruit products. While the concept doesn't feature a third row of seats as of now, expect the production-spec version to feature a seven-seat layout.
Volkswagen has announced that the SUV will go on sale in China by 2021, with other global markets getting it soon after. However, chances of the I.D. Roomzz’ fully autonomous mode making its way into the production-spec version are thin as of now. When launched, the all-electric SUV will be the largest car from VW’s I.D. range which comprises of the I.D., I.D. Buzz, I.D. Crozz, I.D. Vizzion, and I.D. R.
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