- Volkswagen’s rumored ID.6 crossover EV has been spotted during road testing, revealing some of the design attributes.
- Reports say that the ID.6 will go into production in China by 2022 and go on sale in the region later, though there’s no clarity on when it will reach other markets.
- Volkswagen is also believed to be bringing a compact EV known as the ID.1 along with a mid-size electric sedan under the ID.5 moniker sometime in 2023.
The latest addition to Volkswagen’s ID family has just been spotted in leaked spy photos, revealing some key design attributes. The car is clearly covered in some kind of camouflage with the VW logo and other markers missing from the vehicle. Reportedly known as the ID.6, we’ve previously encountered some impressive concepts of this mid-size crossover EV.
However, this is the first time we’re getting a live glimpse of the EV, albeit a lot of it is still under wraps. It’s likely that this crossover will run on the company’s MEB platform, which is the company’s mainstream electric vehicle platform that is expected to power a long line of EVs in the future.
A previous leak had suggested that at least one variant of the ID.6 will come with a dual-motor system with 302 horsepower. This should offer acceleration of 0 – 62 mph in 6.6 seconds coupled with a top speed of around 111 mph.
Volkswagen is already bringing the ID.4 crossover to the U.S., and given the popularity of crossovers and SUVs in the region, it is likely that the U.S. will be on VW’s radar for the ID.6. With the company expected to go into 2021 with the ID.4 and its deliveries, the ID.6 may appear sometime in 2023 as per recent estimates.
Recent reports have said that production of the ID.6 may begin in China by 2022 while it will also go on sale in the region first. There’s no clarity on when this EV will reach North America or Europe, however.
Older reports have talked about future VW ID models such as the compact-sized ID.1 and the mid-size electric sedan known as the ID.5 hitting the markets a couple of years from now. While these models haven’t officially been confirmed by the company, it’s likely we’ll hear more about them towards the end of 2021.