UPDATE: It seems Peugeot brand boss Jean-Philippe Imparato is a fan of what Volkswagen's up to here – enjoying the German brand's efforts so much that he's offered, tongue-in-cheek, to loan them an actual 5008 if they like it so much.
Hey @VWGroup, how about we lend you a real #Peugeot5008 if you’d like to try one that much??https://t.co/OFqAtBOY0n
— Jean-Philippe Imparato (@JPImparato) September 9, 2020
Snapped while testing in the Austrian Alps, the front of the vehicle is has been covered in stickers to suggest a Peugeot grille, headlights, and lower inlet ducts.
The taillights are also covered with tape to mask their width, and subdivided into three sections to mirror the Peugeot's style.
In profile the camouflage is less substantial and provides a much clearer view of the car's overall shape. It does not appear to have deviated significantly from the 2019 concept, however the production vehicle will have conventional doors rather than the front and rear sliding system originally demonstrated.
Disguising prototypes to look like different makes or models is not a new trick – earlier this year the 2021 Volkswagen Golf R wagon was mocked up to look like a Alltrack while undergoing testing. Porsche also used this method to disguise the Taycan.
The ID.6 was unveiled at the 2019 Shanghai Motor Show as the ID. Roomzz concept.
The Roomzz featured two electric motors producing 75kW and 150kW respectively (leading to a total output of 225kW).
Drawing voltage from an 82kWh lithium-ion battery, the car has an official range of 450km.
It will be offered in the Chinese market by 2022, before making its way to Europe and America. No timeline for an Australian launch has yet been released.