New spy plans offer our first look at the development of the production version of the Volkswagen ID. Roomzz concept. When the big electric vehicle comes on sale, expect the brand to call it ID.6 to fit the naming scheme of this upcoming family of vehicles, like the smaller ID.3.
These photos come from the development of the vehicle in the Austrian Alps. The front of the body wears well concealed camouflage. If you look very closely, it’s possible to see that much of the front fairing, including the items in the corners, is actually a decal to hide production parts. Engineers seem to hide the headlights in the same way.
In profile, there isn’t much coverage. The camouflage is mostly on the back where there is a cover-up on the rear pillar which indicates that the window on the side is larger than it looks here. Engineers also cover the parts of the taillights that wrap around the side of the body.
The rear has decals on at least part of the taillights, so expect the lamps to look a bit different when the upholstery comes off. The “Brake Test” logo on the rear gives a good idea of what VW is doing on this mountain road.
Like the other models in the ID family, the ID.6 is based on VW’s MEB platform for electric vehicles. In concept, the Roomzz was good for 302 horsepower (225 kilowatts). It had an 82 kilowatt-hour battery that provided an estimated range of 280 miles (450 kilometers) in the WLTP test.
The FAW-VW Foshan factory in China has already built at least two pre-production units of the ID.6. Mass production would have started there in 2021. The variant for the United States and Europe would come later.