A real electric wave rolling over us – Volkswagen is sailing particularly high in these times with the electric identity family. If the entry-level model ID.3 is primarily intended for the European market and the larger ID.4 is to become a global model, then ID.6, which has grown again, now follows. It was created primarily for the giant China market and is produced in parallel by Volkswagen’s cooperation partners FAW and SAIC.
The version from northern China is called ID.6 Crozz and is manufactured in Anting, while in the south of the country in Foshang, the sporty-style ID.6 X is somewhat off the assembly line. There are slight visual differences in the front and rear, but the 4.88-meter SUV offers space for seven people or lots of luggage in the three-seat rows. The wheelbase is 2.97 meters long, which is almost 30 cm longer than the record.
Volkswagen Electro Offensive
“With the new ID.6, we’re setting the groundwork for at least 50 percent of the new cars we sell in China to be electric by 2030,” says Ralf Brandstätter, CEO of Volkswagen. It is also implementing plans for the all-important Far East market: “We are maintaining a high pace and gradually expanding the range of our cars on the new electric platform MEB: By 2023, Volkswagen will have a total of eight models ID, and thus also the MEB nationwide bring in China. Through our economies of scale, we can deliver the latest technology at an affordable price – thereby extending our electric offensive reach. ”
It has a range of 588 km
Various versions of the Chinese VW ID.6 are available with either rear wheel drive or all-wheel drive. There are 132 kW (180 hp) and 150 kW (204 hp) or higher versions with 225 kW (306 hp) and a maximum torque of 220 or 310 Nm to choose from. At least in the Chinese market, the top version is also limited to 160 km / h and not 180 km / h as it is in Europe.
From a steady start, the base version accelerates to 100 km / h in 9.5 seconds; This time was reduced to 6.6 seconds in the top model with 306 hp. The 2.3-ton VW ID.6 engine is offered by both terminals with battery packs of 62 and 82 kWh, respectively. Electric ranges range from 436 to 588 km according to the China-NEDC consumption cycle.
VW ID.6 is also in Europe as of 2022
The standard equipment of the new VW ID.6 is very similar to that of the mini id. There are moving gadgets with a decidedly small screen as well as a head-up display with augmented reality functions behind the wheel, a 12-inch center screen in the middle of the dashboard, and unlike the European market, there are also electric appliances with leather seats. The second row of seats, which can also be heated on request, can be adjusted lengthwise – a panoramic roof is standard on the plane. The VW ID.6 engine rolls on 19 to 21-inch aluminum wheels.
Even if ID.6 is only available in the Chinese market at the moment, there is no doubt that the electric SUV will also jump to Europe and especially to the US by 2022 at the latest: ID.4 is too small for Americans, In Europe, too, you need more models than originally planned for your electrical specifications. There shouldn’t be any decentralized production at the moment, so the VW ID.6, like the BMW iX3, will be exported from China to the world.