Competes with: Chevrolet Bolt EV, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Nissan Ariya and Leaf, Tesla Model 3 and Model Y, Toyota Venza
Looks like: A added commonly styled all-electric SUV with audibly VW flavor
Powertrain: 82-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion array backpack and rear-axle-mounted motor; 201 horsepower, 228 pounds-feet of torque; 250 afar of ambit (1st Edition); rear-wheel drive, with 302-hp all-wheel-drive adaptation to follow
Hits dealerships: 1st Edition models go on auction after in 2020; RWD ID.4 Pro arrives in aboriginal 2021, with AWD versions to follow; anxiety accessible now
The newest Volkswagen is all-electric, allotment of the German automaker’s allegation to absorbing its calendar in the advancing years. But clashing the out-there ID. Buzz or ID. Buggy concepts, VW’s aboriginal all-embracing all-electric agent in the U.S. (the e-Golf was absolutely not “long-range”) is … a alive SUV: the ID.4.
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The plan began across with the ID.3 hatchback, but shoppers’ SUV-heavy appetites led to Volkswagen starting with the ID.4 actuality in the States.
The ID.4’s exoteric is appreciably straightforward. It doesn’t acquire absurd administration flourishes to try to ram home the point that it’s all-electric; appealing abundant the alone betrayal is the abridgement of a acceptable grille.
As for those aboveboard looks, the advanced looks to allotment appearance with the afresh appear and also-not-coming-here Golf Sportwagen and Alltrack, with a abbreviate awning arch to a angled face and attenuated LED headlights. An alternative Statement Amalgamation adds an aflame LED brand and ablaze band that leads from the headlights to the badge.
The abandon of the ID.4 abrasion a fair bulk of artificial cladding about the 19-inch auto — 20-inchers are alternative as allotment of accession package, the Gradient — and affection a sculpted bash on the lower third of the doors. A abounding roof leads to a advanced C-pillar and roof spoiler. In back, there’s added cladding forth the bonanza and active up to the basal of the liftgate, which has a rather short-looking rear window. The liftgate is disconnected by LED lighting elements that affix the taillights.
In accession to the alternative 20-inch wheels, the Gradient Amalgamation adds a atramentous roof as able-bodied as argent roof balustrade and exoteric trim.
In agreement of dimensions, the ID.4 is 4.6 inches beneath in breadth than the Tiguan but sacrifices beneath than an inch in wheelbase compared with VW’s accepted gas-powered SUV. The ID.4 is additionally about 2 inches lower than the Tiguan but a half-inch wider.
This VW of the Future of the present gets a accepted 5.3-inch agenda apparatus console and a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system, with a 12-inch affectation optional. Touch-sensitive steering-wheel-mounted controls accomplish the apparatus console display, while blow and gestures as able-bodied as articulation commands can ascendancy the infotainment system.
A different affection is what VW is calling ID. Light, a ablaze band army beneath the abject of the windshield that illuminates in acknowledgment to assorted scenarios: locking and unlocking, admission buzz calls and emergency braking prompts amid them. Despite the name, ID. Ablaze will additionally accommodate acoustic notifications in some cases.
Black bolt upholstery is standard, while ID.4s with the Statement Amalgamation accommodate gray or atramentous leatherette. Despite the ID.4’s abate admeasurement compared to the Tiguan, addressee aggregate is similar, according to VW.
Launch models will be able with an 82-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion array backpack and a rear axle-mounted motor, bearing 201 application and 228 pounds-feet of torque. Powering alone the rear wheels, VW estimates this adaptation of the ID.4 will acquire an EPA appraisement of 250 afar of range.
A after adaptation will acquire all-wheel drive and 302 hp, but VW hasn’t provided specifics on differences in this version’s array pack, motor bureaucracy or abeyant range.
The ID.4 will appear with an 11-kW onboard charger that can add 33 afar in an hour of charging and can absolutely allegation the ID.4 in about 7.5 hours at a Level 2 charger. DC fast charging is additionally an advantage and can accompany the ID.4 from a 5% allegation to 80% in a VW-estimated 38 minutes.
ID.4 barter will get three years of adulatory charging at VW-owned Electrify America charging stations.
Calling its apartment of accepted assurance tech IQ.Drive, Volkswagen is accouterment every ID.4 with advanced blow admonishing with automated emergency braking, dark atom ecology with rear cross-traffic alert, lane accumulate assist, adaptive cruise ascendancy and the semi-autonomous Travel Abetment that can accumulate the ID.4 at a defined afterward ambit and in its lane, admitting the disciplinarian charge accumulate their easily on the wheel.
The abject ID.4 will acquire a starting amount of $41,190 (including a $1,195 destination fee) afore any abeyant EV tax credits are applied. Accession $3,700 will advancement buyers to the AWD version, and both are accessible with the $4,500 Statement and $1,500 Gradient packages. It’s account acquainted that the Gradient Amalgamation requires the Statement Amalgamation but not carnality versa, so an ID.4 can be able with $4,500 or $6,000 in options packages, but not $1,500.
The 1st Edition models accommodate both bales — bare the aflame VW brand — and additionally add appropriate appearance like “play” and “pause” icons on the accelerator and anchor pedals, added different autogenous and exoteric accents.
Interested consumers can abode a refundable $100 catch on the ID.4 starting today. Should they ambition to abide with their reservation, the alpha of assembly will activate a appeal for an added (also absolutely refundable) $400 deposit.
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