The ID.6 is VW’s new seven-seater EV built for the Chinese market

It’s the biggest full-electric ID model to date
by Stephen Dobie | Apr 21, 2021
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Meet the Volkswagen ID.6. We’ve had the 3, 4, and… well, they appear to have missed one out. To confuse numerical matters yet further, the ID.6 can have seven seats.

It’s the biggest full-electric ID model yet, but thus far it’s for China only. The ID.6 comes with numerous options—two or four-wheel drive, up to 587km of range and 300hp of power, seating for five or seven, and either Crozz or X trim, lending it slightly different appearances.

But don’t get too attached. Because the ID.6 demonstrates not only how flexible the Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform is in terms of size—housing the littler ID.3 hatch as well as this family bus—but how flexible it is in terms of markets.

The Volkswagen ID.6

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This car has been designed for China and China alone, where it’s also being built. It’s a move made financially viable, it seems, by the ease of slotting different tops upon the MEB bottom, like the EV equivalent of those Nokia 3310 covers that were all the rage in the early Noughties.

NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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