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2021 Volkswagen ID.6 electric SUV spied during winter testing

Our spy photographers have spotted a near-manufacturing variation of the all-electric powered Volkswagen ID.six SUV...

Our spy photographers have spotted a near-manufacturing variation of the all-electric powered Volkswagen ID.six SUV undergoing tests in Scandinavia. 

The approaching Tesla Design X rival – the biggest SUV planned on the VW Group’s MEB system – will go on sale in China and the United States up coming calendar year, even though there’s no formal phrase on whether or not the new model will be offered in Europe.

The ID.six was previewed by the ID. Roomzz concept at the 2019 Shanghai Motor Demonstrate and, even though Volkswagen’s engineers have craftily disguised this prototype to search like a Peugeot 5008, we can notify it will keep most of the exhibit car’s styling attributes.

Volkswagen has ditched the concept’s wing-mounted cameras and swapped its quirky dot-matrix riddled front bumper for a much more typical merchandise. The ID.six will also undertake the very same facial area as the rest of Volkswagen’s pure-electric powered ID. array, with similar headlamps and C-formed grille surrounds.

The sturdy two-box profile of the motor vehicle enables for a 3rd row of seats. The rear of the motor vehicle appears to be practically similar to that of the ID.4 SUV’s – albeit scaled up to luxurious SUV proportions. Volkswagen has used a similar lights style and design and tailgate format, and the rear spoiler seems to be a more substantial duplicate of its scaled-down sibling’s.

Inside of, there’ll be sturdy similarities with the rest of the ID. array. Be expecting the very same compact digital instrument cluster, large-mounted infotainment program and capacitive heater controls. Prospective buyers should really also get an ambient interior lights program, along with a suite of eco-friendly trim, such as ArtVelours upholstery, which is created from recycled plastic bottles.

There will be a far bigger quantity of place on offer however, thanks to the extended wheelbase, loftier roofline and two-box proportions. The ID.six will be a 7-seat electric powered SUV, featuring up new competitors for the Tesla Design X.

New Volkswagen ID.six: powertrain and system

As with Volkswagen’s other ID. badged electric powered motor vehicles, the ID.six will be based on the company’s MEB system. The most impressive model will attribute a twin electric powered motor setup – 1 on the front axle and 1 at the rear – which should really offer an output of 302bhp and a 0–62mph time of a lot less than 7 seconds.

There’s no formal phrase on array for the new SUV nevertheless, but the ID. Roomzz concept was powered by and 82kWh battery pack, which Volkswagen claimed made available a array of 280 miles according to the WLTP cycle. A 150kW rapidly-charging program will also possible be offered, which will see the battery get well an eighty p.c charge in just thirty minutes.

As with the ID.4, prospective buyers should really also be made available an entry-stage, solitary-motor powertrain with 201bhp and a scaled-down 77kWh battery. 

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