I.D. CROSS – The Future of Volkswagen
Leave Range Anxiety Behind
The future is coming. It is electric. Are we ready for this new future? Can we live with electric vehicles in Kansas and Missouri when they become widely available to us. At Bud Brown Volkswagen we think the answer is an emphatic YES!
Volkswagen has our answer. It is coming soon with the I.D. lineup of electrified cars, crossovers and vans.
One of the first products to be introduced in this lineup is I.D. CROZZ – a compact crossover made for daily driving while meeting customer’s wants for a plug-in vehicle. This concept vehicle, which is very close to what we will see in production a in just a few short years, will offer an anticipated range of up to 300 miles. Think about that, 300 miles, that is more than a full weeks worth of commuting, or it’s a round trip from Olathe to Salina, KS or Springfield, MO and back on one charge! On a one way trip you can easily make it to Oklahoma City!
Powering the I.D.CROZZ is a combination of an 83-kWh lithium-ion battery pack with a pair of electric motors, one on each axle. The front motor generates 101 horsepower and the rear 201 hp, for a combined system output of 302 hp. The 4MOTION system drives the rear wheels, first, ten allows the front wheels to engage when traction is deemed necessary.
All Volkswagen I.D. vehicles will be designed to speed recharging time over today’s models, and the CROZZ recovers 80 percent of its charge in 30 minutes via a 150 kWh DC charger, also known as a “Level 3 Fast Charger.” Most charging units would be a 220 watt system called “Level 2,” which would charge the I.D. CROZZ overnight.
As with the other Volkswagen I.D. concept vehicles, the I.D. CROZZ features the I.D. Pilot self-driving system, set for availability in 2025. This is also part of our future with semi-to-fully autonomous driving technology designed to ensure a balance between driver awareness and fitness, along with vehicle control.
Aside from this technology, the overall design is striking with new innovations – such as the slim headlamps and elements of the “open design” cabin may appear on production versions of the I.D. lineup.
This is a future Volkswagen believes its customers will embrace here in the Kansas City are. Bud Brown Volkswagen welcomes the future of the automobile – and it is electric.