2021 Volkswagen ID.6 based on ID. Roomzz concept

Volkswagen’s upcoming large electric SUV spotted testing for the first time

  • ID.6 SUV disguised as a Peugeot in new spy shots
  • Seven-seat version due
  • Line-up will be limited to more powerful options than ID.3

The forthcoming Volkswagen ID.6 SUV has been spotted testing in a disguise that makes it look like a Peugeot. It’ll be the production version of the Volkswagen ID. Roomzz concept, and is likely to be offered with either five or seven seats. We’ll see the final production model fully revealed in the next two years.

The ID.6 will look broadly similar to the Volkswagen ID.4 SUV but will be longer to accommodate a third row of seats. Seven-seat electric rivals are likely be few and far between, even at the end of 2021.

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In line with the other ID. models, the Roomzz concept on which the ID.6 is based lacked a conventional front grille and boasted an integrated one-piece light bar and headlight cluster at the front. It’s more of the same at the rear, with a single LED lighting strip running the width of the tailgate and rear corners.

Measuring in at 4,915mm in length, the ID. Roomzz concept was longer than the current Volkswagen Touareg. However, the Roomzz is slightly narrower than VW’s range-topping SUV and sits slightly lower.

The Roomzz’ dashboard featured a conventional infotainment screen and a steering wheel that retracts to create more space. The car had small OLED screens in place of conventional door mirrors, as well as an augmented reality head up display that can superimpose navigation directions in the driver’s eye-line. We expect the ID.6 to come with an interior that’s very similar to the smaller Volkswagen ID.3 hatchback, with a digital instrument cluster and a pared-back interior featuring very few physical buttons.

The ID.6 is based on the firm's MEB electric vehicle underpinnings. Power comes from an electric motor mounted on each axle with an electric propshaft giving it full-time four-wheel drive. Two battery sizes will be offered. The 80kWh one used in the Skoda Enyaq will almost certainly be fitted, while a bigger one may also be available at extra cost.

Read more about the VW ID.3 hatchback, or the ID. Buzz campervan, here.

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