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News Volkswagen reserves the ID. Cross name... in Europe!

Volkswagen reserves the ID. Cross name… in Europe!

  • The name ID. Crozz was first used on a crossover concept in 2017.

  • It’s clear that this new ID. Cross name will eventually reach a utilitarian vehicle.

  • Golf, GTI and Tiguan should survive in the electric era.


Volkswagen is currently preparing the integration of its Scout sub-brand with Magna Steyr. But that’s not stopping it from preparing something else for its own VW brand. After all, the Scout project is aimed primarily at consumers who prefer their vehicles with above-average off-road capabilities.

At the moment, the only “utilitarian” option in North America is called the ID.4, although the long-awaited ID.Buzz will also be a very practical vehicle with van-like interior volume. However, has unearthed a name reservation for Europe. Indeed, the publication discovered on the German Trademarks and Patents website that Volkswagen had reserved the name ID. Cross.

The new Volkswagen Showcar ID. CROZZ | Photo: Volkswagen

With such a name, Volkswagen is undoubtedly preparing the arrival of another EV capable of playing the “crossover” game. The Wolfsburg-based giant already presented the ID. Crozz concept at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The trouble is this prototype eventually turned into the production version of the current ID.4.

For the time being, the new name remains a mystery, at least because brand strategists have already indicated that the GTI, Tiguan and Golf names will be retained in the electric age. The notoriety of these three products explains this choice.

L to R: I.D. BUZZ, I.D. and I.D. CROZZ
Volkswagen I.D. concept family | Photo: Volkswagen

The question remains, however, what the brand’s strategy will be regarding the new ID. Cross name. Is Wolfsburg in turn preparing a more robust vehicle for the North American market? This would run counter to the reintroduction of the Scout brand in North America. Unless the aim of this operation is to offer a higher version of the current ID.3, a compact car that won’t be coming to this side of the Atlantic, for Europe?

But what if Volkswagen were planning an Alltrack version of the ID.7 sedan? A sort of Volkswagen Passat wagon for the electric age, after all. That’s another possibility. But as long as top management remains mum on the subject, the game of speculation will only be extended.

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