Another electric Volkswagen made its debut in the metal at Frankfurt... it just happened to be shrouded in fog and covered in stripes.
Though this year’s show heralded the debut of the production ID.3 hatchback, the Volkswagen stand was also home to an upcoming electric crossover.
Because of its crossover design, it’s arguably the most important member of the fledgling ID family and will be produced in three different countries.
It’ll initially be manufactured only in Europe for two years, before it becomes the first vehicle to roll off a new EV assembly line at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tennessee plant in the US. It’ll also enter production in China.
The ID.4 will become the first electric vehicle sold by Volkswagen in the US, with Americans missing out on the ID.3.
Like the ID.3, the new crossover will use Volkswagen’s new MEB electric vehicle platform. The ID Crozz concept used an 83kWh battery, up from the 77kWh battery of up-spec ID.3s.
It also had two electric motors, one each on the front and rear axles, producing a combined 225kW. Expect the production version to have the same specs as well as a range of around 500km.
Unlike the ID Crozz concept, whose silhouette resembled coupe crossovers like the BMW X4, the partially disguised Volkswagen at Frankfurt has a more conventional SUV profile – though Autocar has reported a coupe-crossover version may join it.
Unsurprisingly, the sliding rear doors of the ID Crozz are no more.