Volkswagen’s product showcase at the 2021 Auto Shanghai includes the ID.6 Crozz and ID.6 X, which of course are exclusive to the Chinese market. The ID.6 models can be considered as three-row versions of the China-spec ID.4 Crozz and ID.4 X we saw last year.
Obviously, the ID.6 is slightly larger compared to the ID.4 and its Czech cousin the Enyaq iV, measuring 4,876 mm long, 1,848 mm wide and 1,680 mm tall. It boasts a wheelbase of 2,965 mm, which is a healthy 200 mm more than the ID.4 and Enyaq. As for the styling, there’s nothing particularly special to talk about; the ID.6 X attempts to look a bit more sporty compared to the business looks of the Crozz. But the fact is, Volkswagen is running two joint ventures in China: one with FAW Group and the other with SAIC Motor, and hence the two variants manufactured by different JVs.
The cabin looks nothing different compared to the ID.4, except for that third-row of seats of course. Buyers can go for a 6- or 7-seat configuration. Features include a 12-inch central touchscreen, “Hello ID” voice command support, and AR Head-Up Display. A panoramic sunroof is an optional extra. Safety features include a total of 6 airbags and Level 2 ADAS.
As for the juicy bits, the ID.6 will be available in single motor RWD or dual-motor AWD variants. The range-topping 4Motion (AWD) variant offers an output of 225 kW (306 metric hp) and 310 Nm (229 lb-ft) of torque, claimed to be sufficient to accelerate from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.6 seconds and on to a top speed of 160 km/h (99 mph).
Buyers can go for a 58 kWh or a 77 kWh battery pack, offering an NEDC range between 436 km (271 mi) and 588 km (365 mi), respectively.