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the big SUV comes out on the roads … disguised as Peugeot 5008

After the ID.3 and ID.4, Volkswagen will launch the ID.6, a large electric SUV in the vein of the Skoda Enyaq iV.

At the crossroads between a family minivan and an SUV, the new Skoda Enyaq iV will not be the only one of its kind within the Volkswagen group. It will be followed by the Volkswagen ID.6, which will take the same shape, favoring space on board and allowing for seven seats.

It is the Volkswagen ID Roomz Concept that will inspire the next pencil stroke of the ID.6, the first development prototypes of which were seen on the roads by our colleagues at Autocar. This is notably visible with the cutout in the roof, but also with the body folds on the front and rear fenders. Its length appears generous and should aim for 4.65 meters.

Up to 500 km of autonomy in high-end version

On the other hand, it will never adopt a front grille, as shown by its camouflage inspired by the Peugeot 5008. A snub to Peugeot no doubt, which does not yet offer an electric version of its SUV in the same segment. What tickle Jean-Philippe Imparato, who responds with humor on Twitter: “Hey Volkswagen, if you want to avoid drawing the attention, maybe you should go for something less flirty next time? “.

The Volkswagen ID.6 will logically be based on the MEB platform. It should take the same mechanical configurations as those of the Skoda Enyaq iV, with in particular a twin-engine version forming an all-wheel drive. It is possible to anticipate the presence of a battery of 77 kWh of useful capacity allowing nearly 500 km of autonomy.

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