The Volkswagen ID.4 is an all-electric compact SUV from Volkswagen, a part of the company’s broader ID. series, which represents their significant foray into electric vehicles. Introduced in 2020, the ID.4 is positioned as a mass-market electric SUV aiming to appeal to a broad range of consumers.
Volkswagen ID.4 Overview
The Volkswagen ID.4 is an all-electric compact crossover SUV that was introduced in 2021. It is based on the Volkswagen MEB platform, which also underpins the Volkswagen ID.3 hatchback. The ID.4 is built on Volkswagen’s modular electric drive matrix (MEB) platform, designed explicitly for electric vehicles. This platform allows for versatile interior space and optimized performance for EVs.
The ID.4 is powered by a 77-kWh battery pack that provides a range of up to 250 miles (402 km) on a single charge. It is available with a rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive powertrain. The ID.4 is available in two trim levels: Pro and Pro S. The Pro trim comes standard with features like a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, a 12.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and a panoramic sunroof. The Pro S trim adds features like a leather interior, a heated steering wheel, and a head-up display.
The ID.4’s design is contemporary with clean lines and an aerodynamic silhouette. It’s less aggressive and more approachable, fitting with its mass-market appeal. It incorporates interactive LED lighting, including an “ID. Light” feature, a light strip below the windshield that communicates with the driver (for instance, it blinks when there’s an incoming phone call).
Volkswagen ID.4 Sales Figures
The ID.4 is a critical vehicle for Volkswagen in its shift towards electric mobility. It’s designed to be an EV for “the millions, not the millionaires,” emphasizing its accessibility and broad appeal. Reception has generally been positive, with praise for its design, comfort, and tech features. Some critiques have been directed at its UI/UX for infotainment controls. One of the key aspects of the ID.4 is its global availability. While many EVs are launched in specific markets initially, Volkswagen aimed to release the ID.4 across various significant markets, including Europe, China, and the US.