6 represents the largest member of the companys dedicated EV lineup for now. Available exclusively in China. The purely electric SUV is a bigger brother of the global ID.4 and much like the five seat only model its available locally. In two separate versions., VWs joint venture with FAW will produce the ID.6 Crozz, whereas the other joint venture with SAIC will be responsible for the ID.6 X. Mechanically theyre, virtually identical with the most notable changes being represented by the slightly different L E D headlights and taillights. Along with unique bumpers., Both remain fairly similar to the ID.4, with the obvious exception of the larger footprint as denoted by the bigger quarter, glass. Much like the ID.3 and ID.4 the new EVs ride on the VW Groups, MEB platform shared with the Skoda Enyaq iV as Well, as the recently introduced Audi Q4 E Tron and Q4 Sport back E Tron. To accommodate the third row, VW has stretched the ID.6 to 4876 millimeters 192 inches, thus making it nearly 300 mm 11.8 in longer than its kid brother.. Most of that stretch is in the wheelbase now measuring a generous 2965 mm 116.7 in which is still actually slightly shorter than that of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 3000 mm 118.1 in. VW will sell the ID.6 in China with a choice between six or seven seats, while Alloy wheel sizes will range from 19 to 21 inches.. The base model will make do with a single electric motor mounted at the rear.

Developing 177 horsepower 132 kilowatts.. It will be enough for a 0 to 62 mph 100 kmh in 9.3 seconds or two tenths of a second quicker if buyers upgrade to the version with 201 hp, 150 kW. Step up to the dual motor model and power rises to 302 hp, 225 kW and 229 pound feet: 310 Newton meters of torque good for a sprint in 6.6, seconds. Were expecting this dual motor. All wheel drive configuration to be installed in the recently teased ID.4 GTX. Logic tells us. The smaller model will be quicker, given the lower curb weight as the ID.6 tips, the scales at 2280 kilograms, 5026 pounds., Both the Crozz and X versions of the seven seat. Electric SUV will be electronically capped at 99, mph 160 kmh.. The ID.6 will be offered with a base 58 kWh battery and a larger 77 kWh pack featuring enough juice for 271 to 365 miles 436 and 588 kilometers respectively. Bear in mind. These ranges are based on the China NEDC. So if the electric SUV will ever come to the United States andor, Europe, the official range will be significantly different.. Vw will launch no fewer than eight ID badged models in China by 2023 in its quest to have 50 percent of its annual sales represented by fully electric vehicles by the end of the decade.. The Volkswagen ID.6 Is Now on Sale, But Not for Us.. Volkswagen wont bring the seven seat EV to Europe or the U.

S., but it has some good reasons. Following its reveal earlier this spring deliveries of the battery electric Volkswagen ID.6 have begun across the Pacific, offering seating for as many as seven. The model first shown at the Shanghai motor show earlier this year will be produced and sold in China for now, with two different VW joint ventures producing slightly different versions. Thats rightthere are two of thesebadged ID.6 Crozz and ID.6 X, with FAW Volkswagen joint venture producing the former in Foshan and SAIC Volkswagen. In Anting near Shanghai, producing the latter. Each features slightly different, exterior styling and options along with a choice of two batteries and a choice of rear or all wheel. Drive.. The 58.0 kWh option is the smaller battery in the lineup offering 271 miles in the NEDC cycle. While the 77.0 kWh option serves up a 365 mile range in the slightly optimistic NEDC cycle., The smaller battery will only be available with rear wheel drive models., While the battery sizes are identical to those offered in the ID.4 stateside and in Europe. We wouldnt compare the ranges as apples to apples, especially given the heftier curb weights of the ID.6 variants.. Despite its larger exterior size, the ID.6 in base form is quite affordable in China., The Crozz starts at 2’800 yuan or about 37100 after government incentives. Thats, not far from the starting price of the smaller ID.4 stateside.. Why arent these EVs offered in the states? Youre, probably wondering by now.

Part of the answer is that Volkswagen has several plants in China and its lineup is actually quite more varied than it is in the States, with a greater variety of nameplates in more segments.. Another part of the answer is that China has a New Energy vehicle mandate, favoring hybrids, plug in hybrids and electric vehicles.. The ID.6 would likely need to be produced in Europe or the U.S. and thus require production capacity not allocated to it at the moment before its offered here or across the Atlantic.. China is a rapidly evolving market and Chinese customers are open to new technology. Olaf Gutowksi Vice President Sales, Marketing and After Sales of the Volkswagen, China Passenger Cars, said earlier. This year. Rising Chinese brands such as NIO and Xpeng, are also making competition more fierce, especially when it comes to new energy vehicles, NEVs and intelligent connected vehicles ICVs.. As a result, one difference in our ID. models in China is that they will have a high level of computing power and a robust software platform in order to provide customers with the necessary digital and connectivity services.. For instance, Chinese ID.6 customers can check for updates on air quality or traffic violation tickets.. These are just two examples of how we tailor our ID. models to the needs of the Chinese market.. Actually, it sounds like U.S. buyers could use both of these features as well.. So the ID.6 isnt, headed stateside or to Europe but another battery electric SUV from VW, is likely on the way.

. Vw is about to phase out production of the Passat stateside to make room for ID.4 production in Tennessee, while the even larger ID.8 could join it there. As well offering three row capacity. VW, confirmed, the ID.8 is headed into production, offering an Atlas sized footprint, but has not mentioned where it will be. Built. Zwickau and Chattanooga would be prime suspects when it comes to ID.8 production. Different markets have different consumer preferences, road conditions and competitive landscapes. So it is critical to have a targeted regional strategy to better adapt to the specific market situation. Gutowski added. China is one of the most important markets globally for Volkswagen and will continue to play an essential role in the future success of our transformation to electrification and digitization.. We see the ID.