Volkswagen ID.4 is unveiled - the first all-electric Volkswagen SUV in America

23 September 2020, 15:19:38

Volkswagen ID.4 is unveiled - the first all-electric Volkswagen SUV in AmericaVolkswagen America has unveiled the Volkswagen ID.4 - the first all-electric Volkswagen SUV in America. True to its core brand, VW says it wants "to make EVs accessible for the millions, not just the millionaires." The ID.4 will go by this rule by being "reliable, smart, affordable." The ID.4 will be produced at the Zwickau factory with a net carbon-neutral balance.

The ID.4 can be reserved today starting with a special 1st Edition model, featuring a 201-hp motor with 228 lb.-ft. of torque powering the rear wheels - just like the original Beetle. Next year, the ID.4 will add an all-wheel-drive version with an electric motor on the front axle and total power of 302 hp. In 2022, Volkswagen will begin assembling the ID.4 in Chattanooga, Tenn., and plans on offering a localized version of the ID.4 with an anticipated MSRP around $35,000.

The Volkswagen ID.4 1st Edition, with 82-kWh battery pack, has a preliminary manufacturer-estimated range of 250 miles based on the EPA test cycle, a little bit less than what the average American drives in a week. A full recharge from a typical Level 2 outlet, like those commonly installed at home or in public parking, will take around 7 ½ hours; the 11 kw onboard charger adds about 33 miles of range per hour of Level 2 charging. Using public DC fast chargers typically found at highway rest stops, the ID.4 can go from 5 to 80 percent charge in about 40 minutes. Buyers of the 2021 ID.4 will get three years of unlimited charging on Electrify America network at no additional cost, covering more than 470 charging stations and over 2,000 public DC fast chargers nationwide.

The LED headlights, taillights, and an optional front-illuminated light line plus the Volkswagen logo create a new, distinct signature, while the cleanly formed bodywork gives the Volksawgen ID.4 a strong visual presence, along with a low drag coefficient of 0.28. The ID.4 comes in one of six colors, with 19-inch alloy wheels standard. The two available packages - Statement and Gradient - add upgrades such as a panoramic fixed-glass roof, power folding side mirrors and 20-inch wheels.

On the inside, the ID.4 offers the most advanced interior of any Volkswagen ever. The standard heated leather-wrapped steering wheel has touch controls and sits in front of a 5.3-inch digital cockpit. In the center dash sits a larger infotainment display - a 12-inch Discover Pro Max on the ID.4 1st Edition, or a 10-inch Discover Pro comes standard - with wireless App-Connect and available in-car Wi-Fi. Legroom is a comfortable 41.1 inches for front passengers and 37.6 inches in the rear seat. Cargo volume is 30.3 cubic feet behind the second row, and 64.2 cubic feet with the seats folded.

Another new feature is ID.Light, a light strip below the windshield that provides feedback to drivers in different colors. It can signal when the drive system is active, if the car has been unlocked or locked, and feedback from driver's assistance systems. The "Hello ID." voice control system also debuts in the car, allowing drivers and passengers the ability to use voice commands in everyday language. Six airbags, Electronic Stability Control, and a suite of driver-assistance technology known as IQ.DRIVE are also provided as standard for all ID.4 trims.

Prices for the ID.4 start at $39,9954 for the ID.4 Pro rear-wheel-drive model scheduled to arrive in the first quarter of 2021. With a potential federal income tax credit of up to $7,500, the entry price for the ID.4 could compare favorably with a high-end Tiguan. For highly qualified customers who lease through Volkswagen Credit, the ID.4 monthly lease payment for a 36-month lease with 10,000 miles per year, is $379 per month with $3,579 due at signing, excluding tax, title, license, options and dealer fees.

Next year, the ID.4 AWD Pro ($43,6954) will launch. Both Pro models carry the same equipment and can be additionally outfitted with two packages - Statement ($4,500), and Gradient ($1,500), which is only offered with Statement. The limited-run ID.4 1st Edition starts at $43,9954, featuring the same content as the Pro models, along with a long list of additional features, from 12-way massaging power seats to 30-color ambient lighting and an easy-open power tailgate. It also has a few unique features including accelerator and brake pedals with “play” and “pause” logos.

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