July 19, 2024

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2021 Volkswagen ID.6 electric SUV leaked ahead of launch

Photos of the new Volkswagen ID.6 have leaked on-line, revealing the new electrical SUV’s styling in total in advance of its scheduled launch in China later this calendar year. Nevertheless, the new design will not be coming to the United kingdom.

Volkswagen’s approaching rival for the Tesla Model X will be the biggest SUV based mostly on the brand’s focused MEB underpinnings, and the leak reveals it’ll use the MEB system’s biggest battery pack – an 82kWh mobile, which should provide the identical 280-mile range as the 2019 ID. Roomzz notion the ID.6 is based mostly on. 

The leaked images clearly show the generation Volkswagen ID.6 will bear a sturdy resemblance to the ID. Roomzz, albeit with a couple of tweaks. For illustration, the concept’s wing-mounted cameras have been swapped for typical doorway mirrors, while its quirky dot-matrix grille has been replaced by a additional regular merchandise.

Volkswagen will also give the ID.6 the identical encounter as the rest of its pure-electrical ID. range, fitting related headlamps, the identical slim grille and a kindred bow-shaped bumper ingestion. The rear of the auto seems to be almost identical to that of the ID.4 SUV’s – while it has been scaled up to big luxurious SUV proportions. Volkswagen has also made use of a related lighting structure and tailgate layout, and the rear spoiler appears to be a bigger duplicate of its lesser sibling’s. 

The sturdy two-box profile of the auto enables for a 3rd row of seats and, many thanks to the car’s bulkier proportions, the ID.6 should have significantly additional room within than any of Volkswagen’s recent EVs. The leaked specs say the SUV actions 4876mm lengthy, 1848mm vast and 1680mm tall, creating it around the identical dimensions as the Selection Rover Velar.

We have not but observed the ID.6’s cabin, but we’re anticipating sturdy similarities with the rest of Volkswagen’s electrical range. Prospective buyers should get the identical compact electronic instrument cluster, higher-mounted infotainment program and capacitive heater controls.

A customisable ambient inside lighting program should also characteristic, along with a choice of eco-pleasant upholstery finishes. A likely candidate is Volkswagen’s ArtVelours trim, which is a synthetic material built from recycled plastic bottles.

New Volkswagen ID.6: powertrain and platform

Like the rest of the Volkswagen ID. line-up, the ID.6 will be based mostly on the brand’s focused MEB underpinnings. The most strong variant will characteristic an electrical motor on just about every axle, which will supply a put together output of 302bhp – adequate for a 0–62mph time of less than seven seconds. 

Nevertheless, like the ID.4, Volkswagen is also envisioned to launch a less costly variant later in the SUV’s existence, with a one 201bhp motor mounted on the rear axle and a 77kWh battery pack.

Volkswagen has not officially confirmed the ID.6’s range, but the mechanically identical ID. Roomzz had a claimed WLTP range of 280 miles. The brand’s 82kWh battery pack will also likely provide guidance for 150kW speedy-charging, which should let the battery to recover an eighty {0764260a27b4b31ca71a8adf79c3ae299a61e6f062052eee3f0df84ce9b30ade} demand in around thirty minutes.

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