We get it, VW Group... you’re a fan of electric SUVs
Three new SUVs revealed in China, and not a spark plug in sight
There’s a pattern going on here, we just can’t quite put our fnger on it. Oh yes, crossovers are in, fossil fuels are out, or so says the VW Group, which revealed three EV SUVs simultaneously at the recent Shanghai motor show.
“If it was ever possible to make a 100 per cent certain prediction of what the future will look like, it is achieved here,” says VW design boss Klaus Bischof of the I.D. Crozz Concept.
All three are based on the new scalable MEB electric-car platform. It’s a kind-of skateboard that contains the motors and batteries, freeing up passenger space and enabling VW to stick basically any body it likes on top of it – it just so happens that it chose to do the same BMW X6-style coupe-SUV silhouette with three diferent badges, in three diferent colours. And can you really blame those guys? The VW Group has set itself a target of selling a million pure-electric cars a year by 2025 – this is how it plans to get there.
There are varying power outputs – 490bhp for the Audi (for a 0–62mph in the Porsche Cayman S range) and a smidge over 300bhp for both the Skoda and the Volkswagen. All three claim a range north of 300 miles on a single charge, and the Skoda and Volkswagen talk about being fully autonomous; Audi is sticking to the performance claims for now. Sorry, Tesla, this is VW parking its tanks frmly on your front lawn.
SKODA VISION E
VW I.D. CROZZ