I.D. Roomzz previews a production SUV for 2021

Volkswagen launched yet another I.D. series model at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show. Called the I.D. Roomzz, it joins six other I.D. show cars that Volkswagen introduced over the past three years. A crossover by design, I.D. Roomzz previews a production model that will be introduced in China in 2021.

The VW I.D. Roomzz looks simple and familiar

The Volkswagen I.D. Roomzz Concept Debuts with a Sleek Interior, Lots of Range
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While far from impressive, the I.D. Roomzz looks clean and fresh

Design-wise, the I.D. Roomzz looks very familiar, because it combines the usual I.D.-specific styling features with cues seen on the brand’s production crossovers, like Tiguan and Atlas. It’s not overly futuristic, but it includes features that you won’t see on production models anytime soon, like the LED lights that spread over the entire width of the front fascia, side mirror cameras mounted lower than usual, honeycomb-style taillights, and doors that extend away from the body when opening.

While far from impressive, the I.D. Roomzz looks clean and fresh, just as a modern crossover should. Maybe it looks a bit too much like the Tiguan beyond the fancy features, but this should change when it goes into production.

The I.D. Roomzz has a cozy interior

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An active filter system keeps cabin air clean

Like most I.D. concept cars, the Roomzz comes with a clean interior designed for passenger comfort. The crossover doesn’t have a proper dashboard, only a widescreen that covers the areas where the center stack and the instrument cluster are in production models. Both the display and the steering wheel appear to hover in front of the driver.

Volkswagen claims it used unusual materials inside the cabin, including AppleSkin, described as a "renewable raw material," and "specially processed wooden veneers" on the light areas on the top door panels. As an interesting feature, the gas and brake pedal have "play" and "pause" markers on them. An active filter system keeps cabin air clean, a much-needed feature in China, where big cities are heavily polluted.

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The lounge-type interior was designed to house various seating configurations, including a three-row layout, but it offers most room when only four seats are mounted. When set in fully automatic driving mode, the individual seats can be rotated inward by 25 degrees. The seats can also be moved from an upright to a reclined position for maximum comfort.

The VW I.D. Roomzz is fully electric

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The AWD concept hits 62 mph from a standing start in 6.6 seconds

Not surprisingly, the I.D. Roomzz works on battery power alone. It features two electric motors — shared with other I.D. concepts — that generate a total of 302 horsepower, just like the I.D. Vizzion. The AWD concept hits 62 mph from a standing start in 6.6 seconds and accelerates up to a top speed of 112 mph.

Volkswagen had nothing to say about the SUV’s range, but given the familiar drivetrain, it should be as efficient as the other two-motor I.D. concepts. The I.D. Vizzion, for instance, is estimated to return up to 413 miles, so the I.D. Roomzz should be just as potent. Mileage drops below the 400-mile benchmark without regenerative braking, but it should be able to travel for at least 300 miles per charge anyway.

The Volkswagen I.D. Roomzz Concept Debuts with a Sleek Interior, Lots of Range
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Engine Two electric motors
Horsepower 302 HP
0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) 6.6 seconds
Top Speed 112 mph
Range 413 miles

The VW I.D. Roomzz previews a production model

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Volkswagen says that the I.D. Roomzz will become a production model in 2021. Details are still scant, but the Germans confirmed that it will be launched with a three-row configuration. This means that it will be able to seat seven or eight people, depending on whether the third row will have two seats or a bench. VW mentions that the production model will be launched in China, so it could be an exclusive vehicle for this market.

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Zero-emission SUV: Series version to be launched as a spacious SUV with three rows of seats in China from 2021
Open Space: New seating configurations transform the ID. ROOMZZ into a lounge on wheels
Combining the IQ.DRIVE systems: When in ID. Pilot mode, the concept car can drive autonomously without an active driver.
Volkswagen has today presented the newest member of the ID. Family – the ID. ROOMZZ – at the “Brand SUV Night” in the run-up to Auto Shanghai. The multivariable all-rounder is a zero-emission SUV of the five-metre class which is tailored to both family and business requirements. The series version is to be initially launched on the Chinese market in 2021. The ID. ROOMZZ’s bodywork design follows the clear, homogeneous lines of the rest of the ID. family. The concept car also breaks new ground in the full-size SUV segment thanks to multiple details.

“This SUV is a monolith, appearing to be seamlessly machined from one solid block. The battery-powered ID. ROOMZZ moves effortlessly – silently and without emissions”, says Klaus Bischoff, chief designer at the Volkswagen brand.

The ID. ROOMZZ combines future IQ.DRIVE systems – on request it can glide fully automatically (Level 4) through the traffic in ID. Pilot mode. The vehicle occupants are provided with information via interactive light zones.

The completely new variable interior concept can be individualised to a great extent. Various seating configurations can be adapted not only to passengers’ personal wishes, but also to the respective driving mode.

When the driver switches to fully automatic driving mode, the individual seats can be rotated inward by 25 degrees to enable a more communicative, lounge-like atmosphere on board. Moreover, when the car is driving fully automatically, the ID. Pilot Relax mode allows each passenger to adjust their seat individually to suit their needs. In this mode, the seat can be moved from an upright to a reclined position.

Volkswagen ID. ROOMZZ Showcar
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The ID. ROOMZZ is not fitted with a conventional dash panel. In the manual “ID. Drive” mode, the digital cockpit along with the steering wheel appears to hover in front of the driver. The digital cockpit consists of a full glass-front panel. The digitalised steering wheel has been conceptually integrated into the panel.

The materials used in the interior are also unusual. The seat covers, for example, are made of AppleSkin™ – a new product that consists of a renewable raw material. Specially processed wooden veneers are also used in the “ID. Light” areas of the door panels. The CleanAir system uses an active filter system to ensure that the air in the vehicle interior remains clean even if the ambient air isn’t.

With its 82-kWh battery, the ID. ROOMZZ boasts a range of up to 450 km (WLTP) or 475 km (NEDC, China), respectively before the battery has to be recharged. In about half an hour, the concept car can be recharged to 80% of its capacity via a fast charging system with 150 kW (DC).

Two electric motors can continuously drive both axles with a system output of 225 KW / 306 PS (electric 4MOTION) . The ID. ROOMZZ can accelerate to 100 km/h in 6.6 seconds and reach top speeds of up to 180 km/h (electronically regulated). As is the case with all E-cars, the maximum torque is available from the very start.

The ID. ROOMZZ will be presented to the public at Auto Shanghai 2019, one of the largest automotive trade shows in China, from 18 to 26 April.

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