At the Frankfurt Motor Show, Volkswagen presented the new I.D.CROZZ, a zero emission SUV that will go into production in 2020. Alongside the I.D. CROZZ, VW premiered the new T-Roc, new Polo GTI and updated Golf Sportsvan.
The I.D. CROZZ is a four-door electric concept car with a masculine and powerful impression. The concept has been systematically further developed with an eye towards a production car. In its interior, the new I.D.CROZZ impresses with a large amount of space and a highly versatile seating concept. B-pillars were omitted in the I.D. CROZZ, so that the large swinging and sliding doors could be opened wide, and it is even possible to transport a crossbike without any trouble. Furthermore, the CleanAir system, a new Volkswagen development, continually supplies clean air to the interior.
The front and rear axles each have one electric motor drive whose torque distribution is controlled via an ‘electric propshaft’. The driving range of the SUV that outputs 225 kW (system power) and boasts a top speed of 180 km/h is up to 500 kilometers (NEDC) on one battery charge.
Next up, the new VW T-ROC Crossover is an all-round vehicle, which can be ordered with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. The T‑Roc is the first Volkswagen SUV that will be available in two-tone paintwork with visually contrasting roof section (including the A‑pillars and exterior mirror housings).
The overall package of the new T‑Roc is rounded out by modern assistance systems (Front Assist and Lane Assist are standard; Traffic Jam Assist is optional), a new generation of Active Info Display, agile, efficient engines, ideal connectivity and ride comfort that is on par with the Golf. Presented for the first time at the IAA is the T-Roc in an R-Line version, which offers even more exclusiveness.
Inseparably associated with Volkswagen is the letter combination GTI. At the IAA Frankfurt, the Polo GTI takes the limelight. This means that the Wolfsburg-based manufacturer will have three GTI models in its ‘GTI family’ line-up for example; the iconic Golf GTI (169 kW / 230 PS5 and 180 kW / 245 PS6), the up! GTI (85 kW / 115 PS7) that launches in 2018 and the new Polo GTI with 147 kW / 200 PS. They all share the combination of a high level of agility, low weight, stiff yet comfortable running gear, a safe front-wheel drive system and an ergonomically optimal seating position behind a grippy sport steering. Added to these are GTI-specific features like the typical red stripe in the radiator grille and the legendary ‘Clark’ plaid seat covers.
Another vehicle being shown to the public for the first time at the IAA is the updated Golf Sportsvan. Highlights of the updated Golf Sportsvan are three new petrol engines (TSI), new infotainment systems (top system has gesture control for the first time), an extended range of assistance systems and new standard equipment features such as LED tail light clusters. The design has been sharpened with new bumpers, a new radiator grille and new LED tail light clusters. The Golf Sportsvan is one of the most versatile cars in its class with a cargo capacity of up to 1,520 liters and a rear bench seat that has 180 mm of longitudinal adjustment.