After Europe, Volkswagen intends to build and sell the ID.4 in China and the United States as well.
The Volkswagen ID.4 electric crossover has finally been revealed in its production form. It's the German marque's first-ever fully-electric 'compact SUV' that's also been built with a carbon-neutral footprint and it is the second product of VW's new EV-specific 'ID' sub-brand. The ID.4 is built on the group's new modular electric drive matrix (MEB) architecture and is essentially VW's counterpart to the Skoda Enyaq iV that was revealed not too long ago.
In terms of styling, the ID.4's exterior design exudes aerodynamic significance. A smooth-flowing silhouette with bare-minimum creases gives the ID.4 a drag coefficient of just 0.28. While all-LED lighting is standard on the base versions, the higher-end variants of the ID.4 come fitted with interactive 'IQ.Light LED matrix' headlamps and 3D LED taillamps. Add to the mix large alloy wheels of up to 21 inches and 210mm of ground clearance, and the ID.4 makes a compelling case for itself as an e-SUV.
The VW ID.4 is powered by a 77kWh battery pack that drives a 201bhp electric motor. Positioned on the rear axle, the motor sends power to the rear wheels and provides 310Nm of torque. All this means that the ID.4 can achieve 0-100km/h in 8.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 160km/h. With a 125kW DC fast charger, the ID.4 can be charged to cover up to 320kms in just 30 minutes. On a single full charge, it can drive up to 520km (WLTP figures). An all-wheel-drive version is also expected to arrive by next year.
Inside, all hardware and software for the ID.4 have been designed from the ground-up. Like the smaller ID.3, the ID.4 also makes use of a touch-only interface, managed by two screens and touch-surface buttons for most in-car controls. The ID.4's main command centre is a 12-inch touchscreen.
The ID.4, as we mentioned earlier, is being considered for India. However, the final green light will only depend on customer interest/demand.