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    Rumorpile: I.D. Crozz, Not I.D. To Appear In U.S. First

      A crossover and not a hatchback will arrive in the U.S. first

    Volkswagen has shown three different I.D. concepts - I.D. hatchback, I.D. Buzz, and the I.D. Crozz. We know that Volkswagen is working on making the hatchback production ready by 2020 and the Buzz has been given the green light. What about the Crozz? According to a report from Autoblog, the Crozz will follow the hatchback in production - arriving in either late 2020 or 2021 - and will be the first I.D. model to arrive on our shores.

    The I.D. Crozz which made its debut earlier this year at the Shanghai Motor Show is Volkswagen's vision of an electric crossover. Using Volkswagen's MEB platform, the I.D. Crozz produces 302 horsepower from two electric motors. On-demand all-wheel drive is done through single-speed, fixed-ratio gearboxes fitted between each electric motor and its respective axle.

    Volkswagen's decision on sending the I.D. Crozz to the U.S. first makes a lot of sense as buyers are crossover hungry.

    The two sources also dropped some information on the I.D. Buzz which conflicts with earlier reports. First, the sources said the Buzz been confirmed for production - the opposite of what reported back in June where Volkswagen's Herbert Diess slyly dropped that it would go into production. If approved, the model would likely go into production in 2025.

    We recommend checking out Autoblog's report as there are more details on what to possibly expect with the Crozz.

    Source: Autoblog

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    VW earlier stated the I.D. Crozz was about spacious as the new Tiguan.  So good on them for focusing on a family sized hauler and not a subcompact CUV that has less practicality than a traditional hatchback.

     

     

     

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