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2019 Volkswagen ID Roomzz Concept

2019 Volkswagen ID Roomzz Concept

V-Dub’s new electric concept previews another EV crossover for the future

It’s not the lineup we can expect, but Volkswagen’s growing family of I.D. concepts welcomed its newest member to the fold at Auto Shanghai 2019. The new model, called the I.D. Roomzz Concept, is yet another concept crossover that previews a production model that’s scheduled to hit the Chinese market sometime in 2020. If VW’s grand EV plans come to fruition — the German automaker is putting up almost $35 billion in investments to its EV cause — the production version of the I.D. Rooms Concept would follow the all-electric hatchback and all-electric crossover that Volkswagen already has in the pipeline. Testing of the hatchback model, called the ID.3, is now in full swing after a series of videos previewing the model’s Launch Edition leaked online. The budding excitement surrounding the ID.3’s coming launch shouldn’t take away from the potential of the I.D. Roomzz Concept, especially with what this concept brings to the table.

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Should Volkswagen Fight BMW with a Production Version of the 2019 SUV Coupe Concept?

Should Volkswagen Fight BMW with a Production Version of the 2019 SUV Coupe Concept?

VW reveals smallest SUV Coupe for China; enters production by year’s end

Volkswagen just showed off the SUV Coupe Concept at the 2019 Shanghai auto show, a coupe-like version of the China-only Tayron SUV. The automaker calls it a concept, but we already know it will go into production by the end of the year, so it’s more of a pre-production prototype, really.

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Volkswagen Teramont X is The World's Version of Our Atlas Five-Seater

Volkswagen Teramont X is The World’s Version of Our Atlas Five-Seater

There’s no stopping Volkswagen from launching one crossover after another

Volkswagen has made the trip to China, and it brought with it five SUVs that are on display at Auto Shanghai 2019. One of those SUVs is called the Teramont X, and if you recognize it, then you’re not alone. The new five-seater goes by a different name, but we in the U.S. know it as the five-seater version of the Atlas SUV. It’ll go by the Teramont X name in China, though, just as it will in other markets like Mexico, Russia, and the Middle East. Regardless of its name, the SUV’s arrival in the Chinese market is another clear indication of Volkswagen’s goal to flood the global car market with as many crossovers and SUVs as it can. The strategy has proven to be successful, so why fix something that isn’t broken, right?

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The Volkswagen I.D. Roomzz Concept Debuts with a Sleek Interior, Lots of Range

The Volkswagen I.D. Roomzz Concept Debuts with a Sleek Interior, Lots of Range

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.

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Teaser: Volkswagen Will Showcase the ID Roomzz Full-Size Electric SUV at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show

Teaser: Volkswagen Will Showcase the ID Roomzz Full-Size Electric SUV at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show

Volkswagen’s ID family will be bolstered by a roomy SUV with a fitting name

After having a bit of a laugh by unveiling the I.D. Buggy Concept at the 2019 Geneva Auto Show, Volkswagen is back with a more serious discourse as it announces a new concept that will be unveiled at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show. The German automaker is talking about the I.D. Roomzz, a crossover SUV with an innovative cabin layout that will arrive on the Chinese market by 2021.

When Volkswagen first announced that it will quite literally bombard the EV segment with a cacophony of models of all shapes and sizes in the next decade, I genuinely thought the German giant was a bit over ambitious in the wake of the still-relevant Dieselgate scandal. The company based in Wolfsburg claimed that 70 models are in the pipeline and, in the past couple of years, we’ve been periodically greeted by new concepts that preview production models from the I.D. family. Now, as we’re edging closer to the launch of the first production-ready I.D. model, the I.D. Hatch, Volkswagen is preparing another concept for the upcoming Shanghai Auto Show, one that’s become impossible to ignore by the big players in the car-building world.

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2017 Volkswagen I.D. CROZZ Concept

2017 Volkswagen I.D. CROZZ Concept

Volkswagen buckles down on an EV future

With mud still on its face from the Dieselgate scandal, Volkswagen is dead set on cleaning up its image. Gone is its focus on diesel and gasoline powerplants, now replaced by an all-electric future. While the internal combustion engine still has many years left with the German automaker, its executives have set a goal of 1 million EV sales a year. That’s a massive undertaking, but Volkswagen seems properly poised for the sprint. The latest in VW’s charge is the I.D. CROZZ, an all-electric crossover designed for mass appeal. The I.D. CROSS just debuted at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show and is said to be entering production by 2020.

While the name will likely change, the I.D. CROZZ will hopefully keep its futuristic design. The chance is pretty good it will, in fact, thanks to comments made by Klaus Bischoff, VW’s head of design. He said at Shanghai "If it was ever possible to make a 100-percent certain prediction of what the future will look like, here it is. In 2017, we are showing how Volkswagen will be transforming the roadscape from 2020.”

While Bischoff might be a bit overly optimistic, his words give a sense of optimizing that Volkswagen will adopt this new design language across its lineup. It’s impossible to be disappointed, thanks to a greater degree of shape, style, and attitude than anything currently flowing from VW’s factories. The I.D. CROZZ doesn’t look like an appliance, but rather a sculpted piece of art. Sure, the production version will look a bit more conventional, but we’ve got high hopes that Volkswagen’s future looks much more sensual – not to mention emissions-free.

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2015 Volkswagen C Coupe GTE Concept

2015 Volkswagen C Coupe GTE Concept

Volkswagen is debuting the C Coupe GTE Concept vehicle at the Shanghai auto show this year, positioning it as a chiseled looker of a luxury-liner for the Chinese market, with tons of technology and comfort, and an efficient hybrid drivetrain. On the outside, you’ll find ambient lighting, and lines similar to those seen on the Sport Coupe Concept from Geneva. This car, however, is much larger, slotting between the Passat and Phaeton in terms of catalog hierarchy. Inside, you’ll find chauffeur-oriented equipment up front and lounge kit in back. It’s ideal for the busy businessperson, and surprisingly, somewhat realistic for a concept car.

VW says it’s a premonition of things to come from its most expensive models: “The future of the new Volkswagen premium class models is indeed starting in Shanghai because the C Coupe GTE very clearly shows the new ‘face’ of top Volkswagen saloons for the first time and an unparalleled superior design presence,” says Klaus Bischoff, Head of Design of the Volkswagen brand. "The sports saloon unequivocally demonstrates our premium standards. The evolution of the Volkswagen design DNA shown here will accompany us worldwide – also on the way to the new Phaeton.”

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2015 Volkswagen Scirocco GTS

2015 Volkswagen Scirocco GTS

Volkswagen’s family of sporty Scirocco hatches just got bigger at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show, where the Germans unveiled the GTS, a new trim level that will slot below the range-topping R model. The GTS will go on sale in both Europe and China later this year, with an array of new features that won’t be offered on other trim levels anytime soon. As with the rest of the current Scirocco lineup, the GTS won’t cross the pond to the U.S., remaining a Europe- and Asia-exclusive model. I might as well add it to my "Top 10 Cars We Can’t Have in the U.S." list.

The GTS revived a nameplate Volkswagen first introduced in 1982 for the second-generation Scirocco. Offered until 1985, the GTS received an 84-horsepower engine, which was later upgraded to 110 horses. Distinctive features included "GTS" decals on the sides and the golf-ball shift knob. Aimed at drivers in their 20s, the GTS was a success, with nearly 19,000 units sold in less than four years. Will the GTS be as successful more than three decades later? Keep reading to find out.

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2013 Volkswagen iBeetle

2013 Volkswagen iBeetle

German automaker, Volkswagen, is presenting quite a roster of vehicles at the Shanghai Auto Show. One of them, though, already has a dealership future. It’s also has a name that should catch a lot of peoples’ attention.

This is the Volkswagen iBeetle.

In case you’re wondering why there’s an "i" in front of "Beetle", that’s because the iBeetle comes with a unique feature that no other Volkswagen has ever had. It’s the first VW to carry a newly developed docking station and a special iPhone application.

Oh, ok.

Honestly, a lot of people were probably expecting a whole lot more for a Beetle with an "i" prefix of sorts. So it’s got a docking station that you can put your iPhone into and take advantage of all its capabilities? Not exactly the kind of iCar we were all thinking Apple collaborate on.

But once you dive into what the iBeetle is fully capable of, you’ll understand why Volkswagen is pretty excited about this model.

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2013 Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Concept

2013 Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Concept

German automaker, Volkswagen, is pretty serious about rolling out its CrossBlue lineup. Before it does so with production models, though, the automaker is testing waters with concept versions.

We saw the CrossBlue Concept earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show, and now, Volkswagen is taking to the Shanghai Auto Show to present its latest concept, the CrossBlue Coupe Concept.

This new concept is certainly just as stunning as the first CrossBlue Concept. And the release of a second variant of the CrossBlue model really shows just how serious VW is about offering green options that are still fun to drive. But its production outlook seems bleak, for now.

Volkswagen impressed us with the CrossBlue Concept back in January. We’re hitching our wagons in believing that the German automaker can do it again in Shanghai.

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UPDATE: This review has been updated with official images and details on the CrossBlue Coupe Concept.

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Volkswagen at Auto Shanghai 2007

Volkswagen at Auto Shanghai 2007

Volkswagen is setting off high-tech fireworks at Auto Shanghai 2007 (April 20 to 28). New cars like the Polo BlueMotion and the Passat that is debuting in China as the Magotan, as well as new powertrain technologies should make a powerful contribution in the land of moderation toward setting benchmarks when it comes to environmental protection. The Volkswagen Group has targeted a 20 percent reduction in fuel consumption and emissions of the cars it offers by the year 2010. Volkswagen (...)

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