Volkswagen is making a big push for electric cars, but you might be wondering when we’ll stop seeing concepts and finally arrive at a vehicle we can actually buy. That’ll be 2020 in the US at least, with the first model based on the automaker’s new modular electric platform hitting dealerships. It’ll be a crossover, based on this I.D. CROZZ Concept.
It makes its North American debut at the LA Auto Show 2017, and as you’d expect from a concept there are some fancy distractions from the core sheet metal. Autonomous driving, more LEDs than a trendy nightclub, and voice-controlled electrically operated doors are all included, as is a retractable steering wheel. However, it’s not all frippery.
The underlying 4MOTION all-wheel drive system seems likely to carry over to the production car. At the front there’s a 101 HP electric motor driving the front wheels; a 201 HP version drives the rear. Normally, it’s RWD, but the crossover can push power to the front when traction demands it. VW says the battery should be good for up to 300 miles of range and, if you have a 150 kWh DC charger, it’ll go from zero to 80-percent charge in just 30 minutes.