Volkswagen unveiled a brand new member of its ID family of products ahead of the official opening of the Shanghai Auto Show. The VW ID Roomzz Concept is a large SUV, measuring roughly five metres in length. As part of the ID family, it is a zero-emission SUV. The VW ID Roomzz Concept is not just a show car as VW confirms a series version will be launched on the Chinese market in 2021.
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The new model is powered by an 82-kWh battery, that gives the VW ID Roomzz Concept a range of 450 km on a full charge. That battery powers two electric motors that can continuously drive both axles with a system output of 225 kW. With this level of power VW ID Roomzz Concept can accelerate to 100 km/h in 6,6 seconds from standstill and reach an electronically governed top speed of 180 km/h.
VW ID Roomzz Concept boasts VW’s latest IQ.DRIVE systems, which means it features Level 4 autonomous driving in Pilot mode. Vehicle occupants are provided with information via interactive light zones. When the driver switches to fully automatic driving mode, the individual seats can be rotated inward by 25 degrees to create a lounge-like atmosphere. When the car is driving fully automatically each passenger can adjust their seat individually.
VW is touting a new variable interior concept. Various seating configurations can be adapted not only to passengers’ personal wishes. The VW ID Roomzz Concept is not fitted with a conventional dash panel. In manual “ID Drive” mode, the digital cockpit along with the steering wheel appears to hover in front of the driver. The digital cockpit consists of a full glass-front panel. The digitalised steering wheel has been conceptually integrated into the panel.
In his own words
“This SUV is a monolith, appearing to be seamlessly machined from one solid block. The battery-powered ID. ROOMZZ moves effortlessly – silently and without emissions”, says Klaus Bischoff, chief designer at the Volkswagen brand.