Volkswagen to debut ID Roomzz at Auto Shanghai

All-electric seven-seat SUV concept car has a range of 450km and will hit 100km/h in 6.6 seconds

15 April 2019 - 16:30 By AFP Relaxnews
The VW ID Roomzz will be revealed to the public at the Shanghai Motor Show from April 18 to 25.
The VW ID Roomzz will be revealed to the public at the Shanghai Motor Show from April 18 to 25.
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German car manufacturer Volkswagen is to premiere its ID Roomzz, a fully electric seven-seat SUV concept car, at the Shanghai Motor Show in China, which opens to the public this Thursday April 18.

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The car's two electric engines produce 225kW power, with acceleration from 0 to 100km/h in 6.6 seconds and a top speed of 180km/h.

The ID Roomzz also features a battery range up of to 450km. Volkswagen announced that the battery can recharge up to 80% within only 30 minutes with its fast-charge system. In ID Pilot mode, the ID Roomzz can drive autonomously (level 4) without active input from the driver.

The ID Roomzz concept has a modular interior that can be personalised according to each customer's requirements and chosen method of driving. The interior can transform into a kind of lounge when the car drives in autonomous mode. The ID Pilot Relax mode allows each passenger to customise the position of their seat.

For even greater comfort, the CleanAir system uses filters to ensure a constant supply of clean air, even when the ambient air is highly polluted.

This concept car will eventually result in a series version of a spacious 5m-long SUV with three rows of seats, set to be launched in China in 2021.

Beyond this future production model, the ID Roomzz offers a glimpse at the future of large electric SUVs to be produced by Volkswagen.

This is the brand's sixth concept model based on the modular electric platform after the ID Compact, ID Crozz, ID Buzz, ID Vizzion and ID Buggy.