Volkswagen will be bringing a further developed version of the I.D. Crozz concept car to the IAA show in Frankfurt next week. The original I.D. Crozz was displayed at the Shanghai Motor Show in April.

The redesigned concept car is based on Volkswagen’s all-electric architecture and is characterised by what Wolfsburg describes as a clean, powerful design. This updated I.D. Crozz, painted in red, features front and rear designs that are closer to production compared to the Shanghai showcar.

The coupe SUV sports a wide bonnet and contoured front wings that one won’t traditionally link to Volkswagen. The roof is finished in high-gloss black. VW says that a compact electric drive unit and integration of the EV’s lithium-ion battery in the vehicle floor results in an ‘open space’ cabin – a lounge-like spatial concept with four variable individual seats.

Shanghai’s I.D. Crozz is 4,625 mm long and 1,891 mm wide, with a 2,773 mm wheelbase. That concept was powered by a 102 PS/140 Nm front electric motor and a 204 PS/310 Nm rear motor; they combine for a total system output of 306 PS. With an 83 kWh battery, the EV is capable of a 500 km range and can be charged to 80% in just 30 minutes via a 150 kW DC charger.

Under the skin, the Crozz rides on MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension, as well as electronically-controlled dampers. With a 48% front, 52% rear weight distribution, Volkswagen claims that the car “demonstrates handling characteristics on a par with a Golf GTI,” which sounds impressive.

It’s just a matter of time before this SUV EV makes production. When it does, the Crozz will join the production version of the I.D. Buzz concept – the new-age, electric-powered VW Microbus was confirmed for production last month and will hit showrooms in 2022.

GALLERY: Volkswagen I.D. Crozz concept from Shanghai 2017