That is the Volkswagen ID 6 SUV, which was till just lately thought of to be a China-only mannequin inside the German model’s quickly increasing ID sub-range.
Nevertheless, that positioning within the world line-up may be about to change, as a result of hearsay has it this automobile – Volkswagen’s greatest battery-powered mannequin up to now – is heading for Europe as an import.
The ID 6 is actually an extended-wheelbase model of the ID 4, designed to seat as many as seven individuals. In each different dimension, the 2 automobiles are very related, the ID 6 being lower than 40mm taller and 30mm longer than the ID 4. In truth, within the flesh, the one simple means of visually dfifferentiating the 2 is by way of the badges on the bootlid and the ID 6’s bigger rear window.
Two variants exist – the ID 6 X examined right here and the stockier-looking ID 6 Crozz, with every being made by one in all Volkswagen’s Chinise joint-venture companions (SAIC Volkswagen builds the X in Shanghai, whereas FAW-Volkswagen builds the Crozz in Foshan).
Beneath the pores and skin, 4 powertrain configurations will likely be supplied in China. Three will likely be RWD with both the 58kWh or 77kWh battery and 177bhp or 201bhp; and the range-topper will likely be a 302bhp, 77kWh automobile with AWD.
It is the flagship we’re testing right here, and whereas no official figures but exist for vary, we’d anticipate this automobile to handle barely lower than the ID 4 GTX’s 298 miles.
What’s it like?
The pervading sense of familiarity with the ID 6 extends to the simplistic inside. It will get the identical 5.3in instrument show because the ID 4, together with the 12in infotainment touchscreen. Management for the latter is basically by way of touch-sensitive icons, however there are additionally some capacitative buttons lined up beneath. Frankly, these might be extra delicate, as we have discovered with ID fashions already within the UK, particularly for deciding on issues such because the driving mode. The person interface additionally stays a difficulty on the whole.
Supplies on this high of the road Prime-trim automobile are however of excellent high quality, and there are many soft-touch components past the quilt-effect setats. Nevertheless, the just about pink-hued plastic marking the higher and decrease dashboard division on this automobile does really feel considerably low-cost. Laborious plastics elsewhere aren’t too to seek out.
The place the Touareg-sized ID 6 excels issues house. The second row is really sprawling and the third row will likely be fairly usable by most adults, though taller passengers will wrestle to get snug for longer journeys – totally on account of the modest leg room but additionally as a result of head room is impinged by the gently sloping roofline.