Volkswagen I.D., will be launching a new range of avant-garde electric vehicles in the near future. This month, Volkswagen is providing a first look at a new important frontrunner of electric mobility in the world premiere of a crossover concept vehicle at Auto Shanghai 2017. The concept car is the brand’s first electrically powered crossover utility vehicle, a four-door coupé and sport utility vehicle in one.
After the premieres of the I.D. and I.D. Buzz, this concept car follows as the third progressive member of the I.D. family, a new generation of zero emission vehicle with a long range and a charismatic electric mobility design. The CUV of the I.D. family was conceptualised as a sporty, interactively designed zero-emission all-rounder with electric all-wheel drive that is just as impressive in the urban environment as it is on the rough terrain covered in an adventurous and active lifestyle.
A long driving range on the same level of the range of today’s petrol powered cars makes it suitable for long trips. This concept car can also drive fully autonomously. All it takes is a light push on the VW badge on the steering wheel to activate this autonomous mode. The steering wheel retracts electrically into the cockpit where it forms a single unit with the displays and controls that have been implemented fully digitally. The electric vehicle recognises its surroundings and other road users via laser scanners, ultrasonic and radar sensors and cameras.