FAW-Volkswagen delivered its electric SUV ID.4 CROZZ to 12 customer representatives in Shenzhen on March 20, marking a milestone in the company's progress in the Chinese EV market.
The ID.4 CROZZ is based on VW's MEB platform and is considered the first truly market-competitive all-electric vehicle for a joint venture brand in China.
The ID.4 CROZZ is available in five models, priced at RMB 199,900 ($30,720) - RMB 279,900 after subsidies, with a range of 400 km - 550 km.
The ID.4 CROZZ has a battery management system and an energy recovery system, with a battery capacity of up to 84.8kWh. It boasts a wind resistance coefficient as low as 0.28Cd and heat pump air conditioning that is claimed to increase range by 30%.
The vehicle measures 4592mm in length, 1852mm in width and 1629mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2765mm.
The car also has features including adaptive cruise control, automatic parking, lane-keeping, traffic sign recognition, reverse vehicle side warning, and 360° panoramic view.
Like current mainstream electric cars, it has wireless front charging, front-seat memory as well as heating and massage, a heated steering wheel, and a power tailgate.
The ID.4 CROZZ is also equipped with AR-HUD, which is capable of displaying navigation guidance and driver assistance systems in realistic road conditions in addition to regular vehicle information, allowing drivers to view navigation information without having to look down.
The MEB platform is a $7 billion modular platform developed by the Volkswagen Group specifically for the production of electric vehicles, and today there are five MEB plants under the VW Group for the production of pure electric products.
FAW-Volkswagen's MEB plant is located in Foshan, and its annual production capacity has exceeded 600,000 units, with production capacity expected to reach 770,000 units by 2024.
The ID.4 CROZZ, an all-electric SUV model based on the MEB platform, is likely to make a big impact in the Chinese market with its RMB 199,900 - RMB 279,900 price tag.
For comparison, the XPeng P7 starts at RMB 230,000 after subsidies and has an NEDC range of 706 km. The BYD Han EV starts at RMB 230,000 after subsidies and has an NEDC range of 605 km. The Tesla Model 3 starts at RMB 250,000 after subsidies and has an NEDC range of 468 km.
FAW-Volkswagen has joined hands with charging station operator CAMS to build exclusive supercharging piles, and users can achieve exclusive charging services such as appointment charging, plug-and-charge, and senseless payment through FAW-Volkswagen APP.
FAW-Volkswagen plans to complete the construction of 500 supercharging stations and 3,000 supercharging piles in China by the end of this year, and prioritize the construction of one supercharging station every 5 km in 8 core cities.