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More Than A Dozen MEB-Based Electric Crossovers Coming From VW, Audi, Skoda, Cupra, And Ford


Ford confirmed that it will be utilizing VW Group’s MEB system for two new crossovers which prompted us to count all the other styles using the exact architecture. The result is 12 cars if we include only the crossovers and their coupe-design derivatives.

Ford is the only automaker outside the house the VW Team that has formally verified it will be applying the MEB system in two of its foreseeable future designs. Although the push release was coy on facts, Ford verified the MEB-based “medium-size crossover” will be a five-seater and have a driving range of up to 500 km (311 miles) which is equivalent to what you get from the MEB-based VW, Skoda, and Audi electric powered types already offered in the market place. Ford’s announcement talked about a second MEB-dependent design which will most likely be the “sporty crossover” hinted at in the previously teaser.

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The VW ID.5 which also comes in the ID.5 GTX sporty taste

The MEB system debuted in the VW ID.3 electric compact hatchback in 2019, but the initially crossover to get it was the VW ID.4 in 2020, followed by the VW ID.5 sibling in 2021 with a sloping roofline. Volkswagen is also presenting a marginally various ID.4 X in China together with the typical ID.4 Crozz. Chinese prospective buyers also have special entry to the ID.6 Crozz and ID.6 X with a much larger footprint resulting in far more house for the passengers.

The exact architecture with somewhat elevated length can be uncovered in the Skoda Enyaq iV since 2020, and in the recently disclosed Enyaq Coupe iV which are the 1st totally electrical crossovers from the Czech brand name.

The common Skoda Enyaq iV (above) in contrast to the Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV (under) with the aerodynamic roofline

The Spanish member of VW Team, Cupra, is also going to unveil its personal model in 2024, identified as the Tavascan. Judging from the notion auto, the manufacturing Tavascan may well be the sportiest of the bunch, at least in conditions of exterior style and design. Our spy photographers have caught a Tavascan mule throughout screening, using a VW ID.4 entire body.

While practically nothing has been verified nevertheless, we wouldn’t rule out a related model from SEAT in the potential, considering the fact that the electrification of its range in Europe will make it unavoidable at some place. Theoretically, a SEAT-branded MEB-based mostly crossover would make a good EV successor for the ICE-driven Ateca in lengthy expression.

The Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback (still left) and the Q4 e-tron (appropriate) are the most high quality MEB-based mostly crossovers to day

The Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 e-tron Sportback stand for the far more premium corner of the MEB design relatives, that includes upmarket styling and better-appointed interiors. Irrespective of the flashy cover, the Q4s are featuring very similar powertrain and battery solutions with the higher-spec versions of their siblings. In China, there is also the Q5 e-tron which is like the Q4 e-tron’s greater brother.

Independently of their badge, the MEB-centered crossovers are offered with a 58 kWh or a 77 kWh battery providing a WLTP variety of up to 531 km (330 miles), and solitary or dual motor powertrains with power outputs of up to 295 hp (220 kW / 299 PS) and 460 Nm (339 lb-ft) of torque.

This is not the first time we see sibling versions from various automakers with this kind of an extent of the frequent mechanical components (MQB everyone?), but it is surely a trend that will develop in the electric period due to the amplified modularity of EV-dedicated architectures. We hope that designers and chassis tuning engineers will do their magic, bringing some kind of differentiation in the vast teams of mechanically-associated products.