SHANGHAI — Volkswagen’s CROZZ concept previews a full electric crossover that will be the third member of the brand’s new family of purpose-built full-electric cars.
The CROZZ will go into production in 2020, VW brand boss Herbert Diess said the the concept’s debut at the Shanghai auto show on Wednesday.
“By 2025, we want to boost annual sales of electric vehicles to one million units. The I.D. CROZZ will play a key role in that,” Diess said in a statement.
The all-wheel-drive CROZZ has a drivetrain makes 302 hp. Its top speed is 112 mph and its range is 311 miles on the New European Driving Cycle.
Its battery can be charged to 80 percent of its energy capacity in 30 minutes using a fast-charging system, VW said.
The concept has an autopilot function that switches to the fully autonomous mode when the driver touches the VW badge on the steering wheel for three seconds. VW did not say if this will make it into production.
VW aims to have the first of its I.D. electric cars on sale in 2020 to achieve CO2 reduction targets in Europe and China. The brand has so far shown two other I.D. concepts at auto shows, the I.D. hatchback at the Paris show in October and the I.D. BUZZ minivan in January at the Detroit show.