We've waited to see one since 2017, but at long last the Volkswagen 'ID Crozz' electric SUV has been seen on the road in disguised prototype form.
Set to go into production after the ID 3 hatchback next year, the Kia e-Niro rival has yet to receive its official production name. The expectation is it will follow its sibling with a numerical name.
Despite the typical camouflage, the new EV appears to retain much of the same exterior themes of the ID Crozz concept car, which was first shown over two years ago and then reworked for the 2017 Frankfurt motor show.
Two versions of the ID Crozz will be offered: a coupé-SUV in the vein of the original concept and this straight SUV model with a more conventional roofline and tailgate design. We can also see it has conventional rear doors, ditching the sliding items of the 2017 car. It's not yet clear if the coupé variant will also adopt this approach, but it's likely.
Originally revealed at the Shanghai motor show in April 2017, the latest incarnation of the ID Crozz concept receives altered front end styling which, according to Volkswagen brand chairman Herbert Diess, brings it more in line with the definitive production version than the original concept.
The ID Crozz will be built in Europe, the US and China, cementing its status as a truly global model and a crucial kingpin of the brand's rapid EV rollout.